PRIMM, Nev. (KLAS) — Northbound I-15 has reopened at Nipton Road 18 hours after an investigation into a California police chase and shooting near the stateline began.
Early Thursday morning, the traffic backup was reported to be six miles long due to the investigation and a multi-vehicle crash near Nipton, not related to the original incident.
The police chase started around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when the California Highway Patrol spotted the vehicle of a murder suspect on I-15 northbound near Primm, Nevada.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s department identified the suspect as 27-year-old Madison Adams of Tehachapi, California.
Police sources say Adams allegedly killed his mother, 55-year-old Guadalupe Adams, and dismembered her in California. She was a corrections officer.
According the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, the Adams’ body was discovered around 2 p.m.
According to sources, the chase ended with the suspect shooting himself and officers returning fire. A San Bernardino County deputy was reportedly one of those involved and is OK.
The SB County Sheriff’s department led the investigation, with NHP Southern Command assisting.
The body of Adams was reportedly found in a home in Tehachapi, where the Kern County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, Nexstar station KGET reports. Police told local media she sustained traumatic injuries and was pronounced dead on scene.