Irwindale police think they’ve got a drunk driver on their hands, but turns out it’s a man whose been shot and about to die.
Here’s the story as we know it so far:
AZUSA – A man died on the side of the 210 Freeway on Tuesday night after suffering a gun shot wound, according to authorities.
An off-duty California Highway Patrol Officer spotted the man weaving back and forth between lanes on the northbound 605 Freeway, according to Irwindale Police Sgt. Mario Camacho.
The car exited at Irwindale Avenue, pulled into a business park, turned around, and then reentered the freeway minutes later, according to Camacho. The off-duty officer followed him the whole time, and could not explain why the main left the freeway, he added.
The Irwindale Police Department pulled the car over on the freeway around the Azusa Avenue exit at 11:17 p.m., and found the driver in the car had suffered a gunshot wound to his upper torso. The driver is described by police as a white male in his 50s.
Officers were surprised to find the wounded man when they pulled the car over.
“Based on the way he was driving, the officers just thought he was drunk,” said Camacho.
Fire Department personnel and police officers attempted to provide medical aid to the man while awaiting an ambulance, but the man died on the scene, said Camacho.
Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are investigating the crime, and the coroner’s office is working to identify the man, said Camacho.