- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says a man who was shot after running in traffic claimed to have a gun and apparently wanted the officer to kill him.

Twenty-seven-year-old Mauricio Barron of Riverside died Monday night.

CHP Officer Paul Fox tells City News Service that Barron was reported running and trying to jump in front of cars on Interstate 5 in Irvine.

Fox says Barron was struck but made it to the shoulder.

When a CHP officer arrived, Fox says Barron claimed to have a gun, ignored commands not to reach for it, then came at the officer and assumed a shooting stance.

Fox says earlier Monday in Riverside, Barron apparently stole a car at knifepoint as a friend drove him to a hospital. He’d been acting strangely for two days.

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