According to reports, comedian Mark Jones was shot and killed Monday night when a California Highway Patrol officer opened fire during a traffic stop on a freeway east of downtown Los Angeles.
The shooting happened at about 8:30 p.m. on the 60 Freeway near Markland Drive in Monterey Park. Lanes were closed for the shooting investigation.
The officers were providing security for a Caltrans road work crew when they conducted the traffic stop. Details about why Jones was stopped were not immediately available.
Reports are rather mixed, but according to the CHP, Jones did not comply with officers’ commands, and an officer opened.
Jones died at the scene.
Jones was a frequent visitor of several comedy clubs around LA, especially The Comedy Union, where he often hit the stage.
“They initiated an enforcement stop,” CHP Capt. Salvador Suarez told reporters at the scene. “At some point during the enforcement stop, an officer-involved shooting occurred with one individual.”
Both sides of the freeway were closed for the investigation.
This story is developing.