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Stockton Man Arrested For Involvement With CHP Officer’s Death

Stockton, CA– A Stockton man is in jail being charged with the murder of CHP officer Earl Scott who was shot and killed Friday morning after making a traffic stop on Highway 99 in the community of Ripon.

Reports say 30-year-old Columbus Jr. Allen II was arrested after he confessed to the Stockton Police Department his involvement in the murder. Authorities are not sure of how the suspect was involved in the death at this point.

Officials say a second man was arrested Friday night and taken into custody at the Oakland International Airport also in connection with the murder.

Officials say Scott was killed by a single bullet to the head, but knowing who pulled the trigger or how many people were involved is still under investigation.

Written by Alisha Cruz