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.