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Authorities identify gunman killed after shooting CHP officer on I-680

Original post made on Sep 6, 2012

Christopher Boone Lacy, a resident of Corning, Calif., was fatally shot by a second CHP officer after he shot Officer Kenyon Youngstrom during a traffic stop on southbound I-680 near the Livorna Road exit on Tuesday morning.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 12:00 PM

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Posted by William
a resident of Danville
on Sep 6, 2012 at 7:36 am

Another senseless killing done by someone with under treated or very poorly treated mental illness. Chris Lacy was known to suffer from mental illness and probably paranoid schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. Who knows what he was thinking when he shot and killed the defenseless Highway Patrol Officer. Our mental health system is in tatters and the competency level is terrible for those charged with treating these people. These mentally ill folk are left with little follow-up and wander our streets and neighborhoods with delusional thinking and poor impulse control just waiting to snap. Well another one snapped.


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Posted by Myra
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Sep 6, 2012 at 9:55 am

No worries---under obamacare the mentally ill will be disposed of right after the seniors are refused medical services.


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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 6, 2012 at 10:14 am

Yes this is terrible situation and it became even more terrible.

The officer was taken off life support.

What a terrible waste.

Julia Pardini from Alamo


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Posted by Janet
a resident of another community
on Sep 6, 2012 at 12:41 pm

May God bless Kenyon and embrace him into His kingdom. And may God give solace to his family in their time of great saddness.


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Posted by bz
a resident of Blackhawk
on Sep 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm

This is just heartbreaking! Prayers for the family of Officer Youngstrom- may they find that "peace that passes understanding!"


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Posted by jrm
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Sep 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm

So many fine words of support and sympathy from my fellow citizens, I would only add that I am grateful for all the CHP does each and everyday to make our roads safer and in the process save lives and crippling injuries. We have all had narrow misses as reckless drivers careen down our freeways and the CHP officers put their lives on the line each and every day as they monitor and patrol our crowded freeways. This tragedy has given me a new understanding and respect for their challenges and riaks met daily.
My prayers go out to those family members on both sides of this senseless tragedy.


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Posted by jrm
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Sep 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Correction...my closing should read "risks met daily"