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A man was shot and later died from his injuries, after Anaheim police and California Highway Patrol officers said the suspect intentionally rammed his vehicle into another on a freeway.

The shooting followed a traffic crash at about 9 p.m. Saturday on the Riverside (91) Freeway, near East Street, said Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt.

“The suspect vehicle, a 2003 Honda Pilot, was disabled after (its driver) intentionally rammed a Honda Accord on the freeway,” Wyatt said. CHP officers said the man also tried to crash into another.

“Two males were seen fleeing on foot. The original assault with a deadly weapon is being investigated by the California Highway Patrol.”

Officers from the Anaheim Police Department were assisting the CHP to look for the man. Witnesses directed Anaheim police to the courtyard of a home in the 1300 block of North East Street, where they contacted the suspect, a 29-year-old man.

There was some sort of a confrontation between the man and Anaheim police, and an officer-involved shooting occurred, the sergeant said Sunday.

Paramedics rushed the man to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead, he said.

His name was not immediately released.

–City News Service

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