05/09/2012

'Blue Alert' issued for shooter of CHP officer

Search is on for suspect who opened fire from the rear of an SUV

By Lori Fowler
San Bernardino County Sun

Emergency alert signs on local freeways Monday informed drivers about a fugitive wanted by Northern California officials who could be traveling through the state.

California Highway Patrol officials initiated a Blue Alert about 9 a.m., warning drivers to be on the look out for a dark blue Yukon with its rear-window blown out. Witnesses were asked to call 9-1-1.

The alert was originally displayed in the Central and Inland divisions, but expanded to Southern and border divisions throughout the day, said Jaime Coffee, a CHP public information officer.

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