PHELAN (CBSLA) — A man wanted for allegedly killing his mother led police Wednesday night on a high-speed chase from Tehachapi all the way to Primm, Nevada.

According to reports from the scene, deputies with the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department chased the suspect to the California-Nevada state line where a deputy-involved shooting happened.

Police sources at the scene said the man allegedly killed his mother, a corrections officer, and dismembered her in California before leading police on a chase.

The incident reportedly ended with the suspect shooting himself and officers returning fire.

San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department investigators were dispatched to the scene Wednesday night. Nevada Highway Patrol was assisting in the investigation.

The shooting shut down both northbound and southbound lanes of the 15 Freeway. The southbound lanes reopened around 8 p.m., but northbound traffic was being diverted at Nipton Road.

  1. Steve Kasian says:

    What a crock of schei├če! No excuse whatsoever for shutting down the freeway for 24 hours! Unbelievable. Too bad that suspect didn’t shoot and kill whomever was responsible for the unconscionable 24hr shutdown. Here’s to hoping somebody else does, and soon, so the idiots don’t have a chance to keep hundreds of thousands more people stranded on the highway in the middle of the barren Mojave Desert. Idiots!

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