California officer killed in wild shootout with suspect

Close-Up Of Illuminated Cars On Street At Night

Close-Up Of Illuminated Cars On Street At Night

One officer died and two other officers were injured after being shot Monday following a traffic stop in Riverside, California.

A Riverside police officer and three Riverside County sheriff's deputies also arrived and traded shots with the man before killing him at the scene, Diaz said.

Two officers and a suspect have been reported hurt after a gun battle erupted in Riverside on Monday evening. Amid dozens of rounds fired, two other CHP officers were hurt and the gunman was killed.

In a press conference, CHP Inland Division Assistant Chief Scott Parker said the incident occurred after Moye had pulled over a white GMC pickup truck. All three officers were transported to the hospital, one of them by helicopter, according to Railsback.

Shortly before he was killed, Moye had called for a tow truck.

Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statement on Moye's death late Monday night.

Moye, who served for almost three years, is survived by his wife, parents and siblings.

Moye graduated from the CHP Academy on March 3, 2017, and was assigned to the Riverside County area.

After the shooting, dozens of law enforcement officers gathered outside of the hospital in nearby Moreno Valley.

Two people received superficial injuries and "they're going to be OK". He will be "remembered for his commitment to service and the community of Riverside County".

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The gunman was fatally wounded and taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, the newspaper reported.

"That is all going to be part of this lengthy investigation", he said. We don't know his motive for this crime.

The officer returned fire, authorities said.

KABC-TV reported that a man identified the shooter as his son, Aaron Luther, 49, of neighbouring Beaumont.

"It's hard. I love him".

Luther said broke down as he watched the shootout on TV, knowing his son was the one who opened fire on CHP officers.

"I am devastated by the tragedy that unfolded earlier in Riverside". "I just can't believe it".

Jim Pasco, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police, said traffic stops and domestic violence calls are the most risky situations for police. He would not identify them but said they are expected to survive.

Local broadcast media showed images of CHP patrol cars and other vehicles with shot-out windows.

He said his son served prison time for attempted murder but was released more than a decade ago. He does not know why his son had a gun in his possession.

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