Calif. LEO killed, 2 LEOs wounded in shootout

Calif. LEO killed, 2 LEOs wounded in shootout

Associated Press

UPDATE 10:35 p.m. (PST):

The California Highway Patrol says one officer is dead, another in critical condition and a third has minor injuries after a shootout that also killed the gunman.

Dozens of gunshots were fired Monday near Interstate 215 in Riverside, east of Los Angeles.

CHP Assistant Chief Scott Parker says an officer who pulled over a white pickup was filling out impound paperwork when the driver pulled a rifle from the truck and began shooting.

The officer was fatally wounded but managed to call for help. Authorities say CHP officers, Riverside police and sheriff's deputies arrived and continued trading gunfire. Two other CHP officers were hit before the gunman was killed.

Police withheld the shooter's name and say they don't have a motive for the attack.

Original story below.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A shootout near a freeway killed a California Highway Patrol officer and wounded two others Monday before the gunman was fatally shot, authorities said.

A CHP officer had pulled over a white pickup truck at about 5:30 p.m. on a road just off Interstate 215 east of Los Angeles, Riverside police spokesman Ryan Railsback said. He didn't immediately know why the car was stopped.

The CHP decided to impound the truck and a tow had been called when the driver reached into the back of his pickup — apparently to retrieve personal items — but instead grabbed a rifle and opened fire, authorities said.

Three CHP officers were shot. Video showed one officer being taken away in a police car. Another was taken to the hospital by helicopter.

The CHP later tweeted that one officer had died. There was no immediate word on the conditions of the other officers.

Family members identified the officer as 33-year-old Andre Moye, Jr., who was married and had been with the CHP about four years, KABC-TV reported.

Riverside police and Riverside County sheriff's deputies were called and more gunfire erupted as the gunman took cover in front of his car. He was wounded and pronounced dead at a hospital, authorities said.

Someone in another car was hit by flying glass that caused minor injuries, Railsback said.

TV video showed a woman being examined by firefighters.

Video from the scene shows bullet holes in the front windows of two patrol cars and large holes blown in their back windows. What appeared to be an assault-style rifle was on the ground.

Riverside law enforcement call gunbattle that killed a #CHP officer at 5:30pm “long and horrific”. Identities not released of deceased or 2 other officers wounded. Suspect fatally shot & died at the scene on freeway overpass above 215. No motive given. @fox5sandiego 4 updates

— Kathleen Bade (@KathleenFOX5) August 13, 2019

This just happens today near Riverside CA multiple victims as far as I know unfortunately 2 California CHP officers injured one of them air lifted to a near by hospital and the other one transported by an ambulance, but according to the president no gun laws are need ??????

— Adrian Zavala (@adrian052989) August 13, 2019

UPDATE: One of the three CHP officers injured during a shootout with a suspect in Riverside has been pronounced dead. Continuing coverage:

— KESQ News Channel 3 (@KESQ) August 13, 2019 Gun Battle on Riverside Freeway

BREAKING: 2 CHP officers injured in gun battle on Riverside freeway

Posted by FOX 5 San Diego on Monday, August 12, 2019

LIVE: Authorities are giving and update after a CHP officer was killed during a shootout in Riverside.

— FOX26 News (@KMPHFOX26) August 13, 2019