Published: Tue, August 13, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Police Officer Killed, 2 Injured In Shooting In California

Police Officer Killed, 2 Injured In Shooting In California

Authorities say they don't know why a man whose truck was being impounded suddenly grabbed a rifle and opened fire, killing a California Highway Patrol officer and wounding two others before he was killed.

Officer Moye served as a member of the CHP for almost three years.

Riverside police say a CHP officer conducted a traffic stop and the suspect produced an assault rifle and began firing.

One of the other wounded officers remained in serious condition at the hospital Monday morning, while the other suffered only minor injuries.

The shooting was near Box Springs Boulevard and Eastridge Avenue, near the 215 Freeway, ABC Los Angeles station KABC reported.

The slain officer has been identified as 34-year-old Andre Moye by California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

It was not clear if the officer making the stop was the officer killed.

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The officer put out a call for help which brought officers from CHP, Riverside Police and the Riverside County Sheriff's Department to the scene, Railsback said.

Two people received superficial injuries and "they're going to be OK".

In a message posted on Twitter late Monday evening, CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley said: "I am devastated by the tragedy that unfolded earlier in Riverside".

Local broadcast media showed images of CHP patrol cars and other vehicles with shot-out windows. The gunman, whose identity has not been released, was also killed, Victor Valley News reported.

Several motorists were hit with flying glass shards from bullets hitting their auto windows, officials said, and were treated by paramedics at the scene. Officer Moye is survived by his wife, Sara, father, mother, stepfather, brothers and sisters.

Flags at the capitol will be flown at half-staff in his honor, the governor's office said.

Riverside Police officer Ryan Railsback told the newspaper that the motive behind the shooting was not yet known.

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