Published: Wed, August 14, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Three officers were shot in California Monday

Three officers were shot in California Monday

Tributes have been paid to California Highway Patrol Officer Andre Moye, 34, who was killed during a lengthy shoot-out with a suspect in Riverside.

According to Riverside authorities, the shooting happened around 5:35 p.m. on the 215 Freeway.

Moye called for help and three other CHP officers arrived, who immediately faced gunfire and two were hit, Parker said.

Conditions of the two other officers are unknown at this time.

The first officer was flown by a helicopter ambulance to a local hospital, where he died, Parker said.

Moye's flag-draped body was removed from a hospital and placed in a hearse Monday night.

Officer Andre Moye is seen in a photo provided by the San Bernardino County Fire Department.

"Jennifer and I extend our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and fellow officers grieving the tragic loss of Officer Moye, who will be remembered for his commitment to serving the Riverside County community and the people of California", Newsom said in a statement.

Relatives said Moye had been with the CHP for about four years.

The slain officer, Moye, graduated from a police academy in 2017 and had been a CHP officer for nearly three years, a release from the governor's office said.

"This tragedy is devastating and we are grief-stricken by this terrible situation that once again reminds us of the constant risk faced by law enforcement", Brad Houle, the president of CAHP Credit Union, said in a statement. "One of our officers succumbed to the injuries sustained". "Prayers go out to all, including the responding officers injured in the shooting". Family members said he previously worked as an electrician but had dreamed of being an officer since he was a child. Dance says Moye's mother told him her son loved going to work because it's what he always wanted to do.

Giving an update on the investigation, Diaz told reporters: "Here's what we don't know at this time: we don't know where the suspect was coming from, where he was headed to, what his affiliations are". "We don't know his motive for this crime and we won't speculate on that".

The suspect was killed in a shootout with a fourth officer. The gunman, whose identity has not been released, was also killed, Victor Valley News reported.

"It's hard, I love him", Luther said in an exclusive interview with ABC7.

Luther's father told KABC-TV Channel 7 that his son called his wife after being pulled over Monday evening.

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

"I'm devastated", he said. "I'm devastated. I just can't believe it".

He told her his truck was being impounded and asked her to come pick him up. He would not identify them but said they are expected to survive.

"She said she heard 'pop, pop, pop ... gunfire, and then a bullet went through the windshield of her auto", Luther said of his son's wife.

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