- Associated Press - Monday, July 4, 2016

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) - One man was killed and another was wounded after California Highway Patrol officers working undercover say they opened fire after a red pickup truck they were following made a U-turn and drove straight at them in Fullerton, authorities said Monday.

The shooting happened during a surveillance operation late Sunday at an intersection near the Orange County city’s airport, CHP Capt. David Moeller said. “We were following some people,” Moeller said.

When the officers, who were undercover and in an unmarked vehicle, tried to stop the car, the driver made a U-turn and drove directly at them, the CHP and Fullerton police said.

Officers opened fire, killing the 19-year-old driver, Fullerton police spokeswoman Kathryn Hamel told City News Service. The 18-year-old passenger, who was shot in the arm, was treated at a hospital and released pending further investigation.

Authorities did not immediately say why the men were being followed. The surveillance began earlier Sunday in Los Angeles, about 25 miles to the north, Hamel said.

No officers were hurt.

The shooting is under investigation.

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