- Associated Press - Friday, January 6, 2017

BAKER, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a police pursuit and standoff on Interstate 15 in the Mojave Desert (all times local):

3 p.m.

Police say they’ve called off a search for a suspect they say shot at officers during a car chase before a standoff that shut down Interstate 15 in the Mojave Desert for hours.

California Highway Patrol Officer Adam Carmichall says Friday afternoon that “all leads have gone cold” in the search for the suspect near the California-Nevada border.

A CHP officer had tried to stop a speeding car early Friday morning but the driver refused to pull over. Carmichall said the suspect fired at police during a short pursuit before stopping on a median.

After a seven-hour standoff, police approached the car and found it unoccupied.

All lanes of the interstate were reopened Friday afternoon. It’s the main route across the Mojave Desert for travel between Southern California cities and Las Vegas.

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11 a.m.

The California Highway Patrol says it is searching for a suspect who shot at officers during a pursuit before a standoff that caused an hours-long closure of Interstate 15 in the Mojave Desert between the town of Baker and the Nevada state line.

Officer Adam Carmichall says officers attempted to stop a speeding car around 2 a.m. Friday. He says the suspect fired at officers during the short pursuit before stopping on a median.

The CHP says the driver wouldn’t exit the car and officers were in a standoff for hours.

Carmichall says officers approached the car around 9 a.m. and found it unoccupied. A search for the suspect is now underway in the area.

Carmichall says the southbound lanes of the interstate have since reopened.

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7:22 a.m.

The California Highway Patrol says a standoff with a pursuit suspect has shut down Interstate 15 in the Mojave Desert between the town of Baker and the Nevada state line.

Officer Adam Carmichall says there was a short pursuit early Friday, the suspect stopped on the median and for hours has refused to get out of the vehicle.

There’s no immediate information on what led to the pursuit.

Interstate 15 is the main route across the Mojave Desert for travel between Southern California cities and Las Vegas.

Carmichall says northbound traffic can detour onto State Route 127 at Baker, follow signage to Pahrump, Nevada, and approach Las Vegas from the west.

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