Police Officer Killed, 2 Injured In Shooting In California

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 13, 2019

A CHP dispatcher confirmed the shootout and the fatalities happened about at about 5:30 p.m. (0030 GMT) in Riverside, California, about 55 miles (86 km) east of Los Angeles just off U.S. Interstate 215.

The slain officer, Andre Moye, initiated the traffic stop during evening rush hour in Riverside on Monday and determined the suspect's truck needed to be impounded, said Scott Parker, assistant chief of CHP Inland Division.

An overnight procession and tributes from officials across the state honored California Highway Patrol Officer Andre Moye after he was killed in a prolonged gunfight in the Riverside area Monday.

Two other CHP officers were wounded, one critically, as officers from several agencies fought the man.

Initial reports from local news media at the scene say that a CHP officer on a motorcycle made a routine traffic stop, and the suspect grabbed a rifle from the vehicle and started shooting.

"I said, 'Junior, are you alright?' and never heard back from him ...", Howard said.

"We don't know his motive for this crime", Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz said.

The first officer was flown by a helicopter ambulance to a local hospital, where he died, Parker said. One officer who was shot remained in critical condition early Tuesday morning.

Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez said the officer's death was a "tragic loss".

That's apparently when the driver pulled out a rifle from his truck - and suddenly began firing.

Jennifer Moctezuma, 31, of Moreno Valley told the Los Angeles Times that she was driving home with her 6-year-old twins when a bullet flew through her front windshield.

"That is all going to be part of this lengthy investigation", he said. "And I'm sorry for the policeman", he told KABC-TV.

He led the family as they crawled to the bottom of a bridge to hide and none were harmed, the Times reported.

The name of the suspect was not immediately released.

Dozens lined up and saluted as the officer's flag-draped body was removed from the hospital and placed in a hearse.

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