CHP officer, gunman passed in shootout nearby freeway: report

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A California Highway Patrol officer was gunned down Monday in a shootout off a 215 Freeway, The Los Angeles Times reported.

The stage was chaotic. The Times reported that a think was stopped by an officer on a motorcycle. At some point, a suspect grabbed a purloin from inside a automobile and dismissed on a officer coming a vehicle. Other officers arrived during a stage and witnesses described a pell-mell situation. One motorist said bullets “flew by their windows.”

“We know his ground for this crime,” Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz conspicuous Monday night.

The shooter non-stop glow shortly after 5:30 p.m. after a CHP officer pulled over a white GMC pickup lorry and motionless to incarcerate it.

“He called for a draw lorry and was stuffing out a required paperwork” when a motorist pulled a purloin from a lorry and non-stop fire, conspicuous Scott Parker, partner arch during a CHP’s Inland Division. The officer called for assistance and 3 other CHP officers arrived, who immediately faced gunfire and dual were hit, Parker said.

A Riverside troops officer and 3 Riverside County sheriff’s deputies also arrived and traded shots with a male before murdering him during a scene, Diaz said.

“It was a prolonged and horrific gun battle,” a arch said.

Video showed a gunman, apparently clad in black and wielding a troops assault-style rifle, trade glow with officers and afterwards retreating to bootlick behind a front of his lorry for cover, still trade shots.

Video after a sharpened showed bullet holes in a front windows of dual unit cars and vast holes blown in their behind windows.

Parker conspicuous a initial CHP officer who was bleeding was taken by helicopter to a hospital, where he was conspicuous dead. Another officer was hospitalized in vicious condition though a third had usually teenager injuries.

Authorities didn’t immediately recover a names of a slain CHP officer or a gunman.

However, family members identified a officer as 33-year-old Andre Moye, Jr., who was married and had been with a CHP about 4 years, KABC-TV reported.

Police progressing had conspicuous during slightest one municipal had been somewhat harmed by drifting glass.

Parker conspicuous dual civilians perceived extraneous injuries and “they’re going to be OK.” Parker said.

Authorities did not immediately contend what stirred a officer to stop and incarcerate a truck. Investigators didn’t immediately know where a gunman came from or where he was headed, Diaz said.

After a shooting, dozens of law coercion officers collected outward of a sanatorium in circuitously Moreno Valley. Snipers were posted on a roof as a precaution.

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Dozens lined adult and saluted as a officer’s flag-draped physique was private from a sanatorium and placed in a hearse. Motorcycle officers afterwards led a way as a hearse was driven to a county coroner’s office.

A gunfight ensued.

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Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, tweeted, “Please contend some prayers for a CHP officers involved, according to a report.

The Times reported that dual additional officers were harmed in a shooting. Their conditions were  not immediately known.

Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche and the  Associated Press contributed to this report.

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