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CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom Has Died

The officer injured in a shooting Tuesday died in Walnut Creek.

Kenyon Youngstrom, 37, the California Highway Patrol officer shot after a traffic stop Tuesday on Interstate 680, has died.

Youngstrom, a seven-year CHP veteran, was pronounced dead at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, according to Ben Drew, a spokesman for John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.

Youngstrom had been on life support since Tuesday, according to the Contra Costa Times.

A vigil for Youngstrom was scheduled at Oakbrook Elementary School in Fairfield on Tuesday evening for residents of the community of Cordelia where Youngstrom lived with his wife and four children.

The California Highway Patrol has established a memorial fund to support Youngstrom's family.

The fund is available through Wells Fargo, and donations to the Officer Kenyon Youngstrom Memorial can be made at any Wells Fargo branch, said Officer Elon Steers.

The California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation, which provides
financial assistance to the families of fallen officers, can provide further
information on the memorial. Foundation representatives can be reached at
(714) 529-1199 or at info@chp11-99.org.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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