UPDATE 3 P.M. Authorities have identified the suspect in the shooting on Interstate 15 near the Nevada border as 27-year-old Madison Adams of Tehachapi, Calif.. Police say he is the son of Guadalupe Adams who was found dead in her home of "traumatic injuries" around 2 p.m. on Jan. 8.
The Nevada Highway Patrol also announced the opening of northbound travel lanes on Interstate 15 at Nipton Road.
UPDATE 1:30 P.M. The person found in a home in Tehachapi has been identified as Guadalupe Adams, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office. The northbound lanes of Interstate 15 are still closed. The person in the car on the interstate has not been identified.
UPDATE 11:35 A.M. The Kern County Sheriff's Office asked other law enforcement to be on the lookout for a person of interest after a 55-year-old woman was found dead from traumatic injuries around 2 p.m. Jan. 8.
The sheriff's office had received a welfare check request for a resident on Quail Springs Road in the Tehachapi area.
Authorities later identified the person killed in Tehachapi as 55-year-old Guadalupe Adams.
However, the identity of the person who was shot on Interstate 15 near the Nevada border is being withheld pending coroner notification.
The northbound lanes of I-15 near Nipton Road are still closed. They are not expected to reopen until later today.
UPDATE 8:50 A.M. According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff, deputies in Barstow were told by the Kern County Sheriff's Department to be on the lookout for an armed and dangerous murder suspect driving a 2017 Nissan, possibly in the Baker area.
Deputies and officers form the California Highway Patrol and Nevada Highway Patrol were checking the area when CHP found a vehicle stopped on the shoulder of northbound Interstate 15 near the state line.
The shooting occurred during a "high-risk traffic stop." The unidentified suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. It is not known exactly what led to the shooting.
New information will be released as it becomes available. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mike Gardea, Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or www.wetip.com.
UPDATE 7:30 A.M. Live look via traffic camera of the road closure on Interstate 15 near state line. The northbound lanes were closed after a fatal shooting Wednesday night.
CalTrans said shortly before 7 a.m. that Interstate 15 NB will be closed for about another 4 hours.
Police activity. NB 15 closed for approximately 4 more hours. Avoid travel. Detour is lengthy on SR 127 or toward Arizona 95 to Vegas. https://t.co/o5j7O1EhjF— Caltrans District 8 (@Caltrans8) January 9, 2020
UPDATE 5:15 A.M. JAN. 9: The northbound lanes of Interstate 15 are still closed near Nipton Road in California after a shooting Wednesday night involving a San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department deputy. The southbound lanes are open.
The deputy was not injured. No information has been released about the person who was shot.
UPDATE 10:11 P.M. San Bernardino authorities confirm the incident at Interstate 15 near Primm is a shooting involving a police officer. There are no reported injuries to any law enforcement at this time.
Nevada Highway Patrol says I-15 northbound is closed at Nipton Road in California due to the shooting. Vehicles are being forced to exit at Nipton Road. There is currently no time frame for when I-15 northbound will reopen, NHP says.
Stay with 13 Action News for updates. We will continue coverage online and on Good Morning Las Vegas at 4:30, 5, and 6 a.m. Thursday.
UPDATE 9:50 P.M. Authorities say they are responding to a “lethal force encounter” involving the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
INTERSTATE SHOOTING:— Austin Carter (@AustinKTNV) January 9, 2020
We’re being there was a “lethal force encounter” involving a @SBCountySheriff deputy tonight along I-15 near the California/Nevada state line.
Investigators are focused on a four-door vehicle.@NHPSouthernComm has NB I-15 shutdown @ABC7 @KTNV pic.twitter.com/hQc0EhH1eP
UPDATE 8 P.M. Interstate 15 southbound at Primm is now open but northbound traffic is still closed, NHP reports.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Interstate 15 at Primm near the Nevada and California state line is closed in both directions due to police activity.
Nevada Highway Patrol made the announcement on Twitter shortly before 7 p.m.
It was not immediately clear what caused the road closures.
13 Action News has a crew on the way, check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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