1 CHP Officer Killed, 2 Wounded in Shootout Caught on Camera
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RIVERSIDE, California — A CHP officer and a suspect were killed and two officers were seriously injured in a gun battle in Riverside, officials say.
The shooting was reported around 5:35 p.m. in the area of Box Springs Boulevard and Eastridge Avenue, near the 215 Freeway.
Riverside police say a CHP officer conducted a traffic stop of a suspect in a GMC pickup truck and then decided to impound the vehicle.
As he was calling for a tow truck and filling out paperwork, the suspect entered the truck, retrieved a rifle and began firing at the officer, police say.
The officer was able to call for help and three additional CHP officers came to the scene, along with three deputies from the Riverside sheriff’s department and one Riverside police officer.
They continued the gun battle with the suspect. Two additional CHP officers were injured and the suspect was killed at the scene.
“It was a long and horrific gun battle,” said Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz. “And it resulted in a very extensive crime scene.”
The original officer who conducted the traffic stop was transported to a hospital in Moreno Valley and was pronounced dead.
Family members later identified the deceased officer as Andre Moye, Jr. They said he is 33 years old and married, with no children. He had been with the CHP for about four years, family members said.
Aaron Luther, the man suspected of killing a CHP officer and wounding two others in Riverside, had served time for attempted murder – but was also a married father trying to get his life together, according to family.
Eyewitness video shows a man clad in dark clothing firing a rifle at CHP officers in Riverside. One officer and the suspect were both killed in the gun battle.
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