The CHP officer who was shot while conducting a traffic stop earlier this week in the East Bay has died.
According to press reports, Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, 37, was pronounced dead at 6:05 p.m. at John Muir Medical Center. He leaves behind a wife and four children. A CHP helicopter flew above the hospital, sounding a siren to mark the officer's death.
"This has been a tragedy for the family and has affected us deeply to the core," CHP Captain Jonni Fenner told reporters. "Officer Youngstrom was a giving man. A man of great faith. He
believed in service and contribution."
Police say Youngstrom stopped Christopher Boone Lacy, 36, about 8:30 a.m. on Interstate 680 for an obstructed license plate. As Youngstrom spoke with Lacy at his car, Lacy pulled out a gun and shot the officer in the head.
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