Authorities identify gunman killed after shooting CHP officer on I-680 Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Sep 6, 2012 at 7:36 am
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.
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Posted by William, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, 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.
Posted by jrm, a member of the Vista Grande Elementary School community, 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.