Shootout kills California officer, suspect


Riverside City Deputy Chief of Police Jeffrey Greer reacts at the scene where a shootout near a freeway killed a California Highway Patrol officer and wounded two others before the gunman was fatally s. While Moye was filling out paperwork, the driver got a rifle from his truck and started shooting at the officer.

"Officer Moye was an outstanding individual and he will be deeply missed by the California Highway Patrol", Dance said. In total seven officers engaged with the suspect, as multiple agencies rushed to the scene, before he was shot and killed. The suspect was killed during the shootout. That officer is expected to survive, as is the other officer who sustained minor injuries.

On social media, the Riverside Police, CHP and Riverside Sheriff's Office departments all shared doctored images of their logos with black arm bands across them in respect for the slain officer.

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

Video from outside the hospital showed officers standing watch and a line of motorcycles outside the emergency room, as well as a hearse that arrived just after 10 p.m. Moye's body was placed in the hearse about 10:45 p.m. and the procession to the Riverside County coroner's office in Perris began just after 11 p.m. They offered condolences to Moye's family.

Officer Andre Moye appears in a photo released by the California Highway Patrol on August 13, 2019.

Moye graduated from the CHP Academy in March 2017 and was assigned to the Riverside area.

"I am devastated by the tragedy", CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley said in a tweet.

Luther said his son was living off and on with his wife and three pre-teen children in Beaumont, near Riverside.

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The extent of injuries on the two CHP officers has not been made immediately available.

California Highway Patrol Assistant Chief Scott Parker gives a press conference following the officer-involved shooting in Riverside. He says he doesn't know what his son was doing with a gun as a felon, which is illegal. "And it resulted in a very extensive crime scene".

Law enforcement recovered a firearm at the scene, but authorities do not know why the suspect fired on officers, according Railsback.

His motive for shooting the officer is still unknown. The gunman, whose identity has not been released, was also killed, Victor Valley News reported.

"I don't believe that, knowing him as well as I know him", he said. "And I'm sorry for the policeman". The driver of a pickup truck who reached into his vehicle for a rifle and opened fire also was killed as frightened motorists ran for cover.

"I'm devastated", he said.

He told the station Aaron's wife called him shortly after she received a call from her husband about the traffic stop.

"That is all going to be part of this lengthy investigation", he said. He does not know why his son had a gun in his possession.