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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Kenyon Youngstrom, CHP Cop Shot in Head, Dies

Posted By on Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 7:46 AM

click to enlarge Kenyon Youngstrom
  • Kenyon Youngstrom

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."

click to enlarge Suspect Christopher Boone Lacy
  • Suspect Christopher Boone Lacy
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.

Youngstrom's partner fired back at Lacy, killing him.

Two funds have been created for those wishing to contribute to Kenyon Youngstrom's wife and four children, one at Mechanics Bank

and the other at Wells Fargo. Donations can be dropped off at any branch in

the family's name.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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