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1 officer dead, 2 injured in California freeway shooting

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1 officer dead, 2 injured in California freeway shooting

A man whose pickup truck was being impounded grabbed a rifle and opened fire, killing a California Highway Patrol officer and wounding two others Monday before he was shot to death in a hail of gunfire, authorities said.

"We don't know his motive for this crime," Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz said Monday night.

The shooter opened fire shortly after 5:30 p.m. after a CHP officer pulled over a white GMC pickup truck and decided to impound it.

"He called for a tow truck and was filling out the necessary paperwork" when the driver pulled a rifle from the truck and opened fire, said Scott Parker, assistant chief at the CHP's Inland Division.

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

A Riverside police officer and three Riverside County sheriff's deputies also arrived and traded shots with the man before killing him at the scene, Diaz said.

"It was a long and horrific gun battle," the chief said.

Video showed the gunman, apparently clad in black and wielding a military assault-style rifle, trading fire with officers and then retreating to crouch behind the front of his truck for cover, still trading shots.

Video after the shooting showed bullet holes in the front windows of two patrol cars and large holes blown in their back windows.

Parker said the first CHP officer who was wounded was taken by helicopter to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Another officer was hospitalized in critical condition but the third had only minor injuries.

Authorities didn't immediately release the names of the slain CHP officer or the gunman.

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

Police earlier had said at least one civilian had been slightly injured by flying glass.

Parker said two civilians received superficial injuries and "they're going to be OK." Parker said.

Jennifer Moctezuma, 31, of Moreno Valley told the Los Angeles Times that she was driving home with her 6-year-old twins when a bullet flew through her front windshield.

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Another shooting in California, I thought it was suppose to be a utopia for peace.

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Could the the man be on his way to do a mass shooting and by chance the CHP intercepted him?

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Maybe.  We'll never know now.

But.... Some guys DO love their trucks!  ;)

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45 minutes ago, Sepiatone said:

Maybe.  We'll never know now.

But.... Some guys DO love their trucks!  ;)

Sepiatone

 

Imagine the carnage if it had a 6 way tailgate. :o;)

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9 hours ago, MovieMadness said:

1 officer dead, 2 injured in California freeway shooting

A man whose pickup truck was being impounded grabbed a rifle and opened fire, killing a California Highway Patrol officer and wounding two others Monday before he was shot to death in a hail of gunfire, authorities said.

"We don't know his motive for this crime," Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz said Monday night.

The shooter opened fire shortly after 5:30 p.m. after a CHP officer pulled over a white GMC pickup truck and decided to impound it.

"He called for a tow truck and was filling out the necessary paperwork" when the driver pulled a rifle from the truck and opened fire, said Scott Parker, assistant chief at the CHP's Inland Division.

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

A Riverside police officer and three Riverside County sheriff's deputies also arrived and traded shots with the man before killing him at the scene, Diaz said.

"It was a long and horrific gun battle," the chief said.

Video showed the gunman, apparently clad in black and wielding a military assault-style rifle, trading fire with officers and then retreating to crouch behind the front of his truck for cover, still trading shots.

Video after the shooting showed bullet holes in the front windows of two patrol cars and large holes blown in their back windows.

Parker said the first CHP officer who was wounded was taken by helicopter to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Another officer was hospitalized in critical condition but the third had only minor injuries.

Authorities didn't immediately release the names of the slain CHP officer or the gunman.

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

Police earlier had said at least one civilian had been slightly injured by flying glass.

Parker said two civilians received superficial injuries and "they're going to be OK." Parker said.

Jennifer Moctezuma, 31, of Moreno Valley told the Los Angeles Times that she was driving home with her 6-year-old twins when a bullet flew through her front windshield.

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Another shooting in California, I thought it was suppose to be a utopia for peace.

This is what happens when we don’t have national regulation of arms.  Anyone can go to another state and buy whatever guns there, and transport them to their home state.  This is what happened with the Gilroy Killer a couple of weeks ago, unable to buy what he wanted in CA, got it in Nevada.

There are plenty of MAGA white supremacist racists in this state, hating the diversity here in all its forms.

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We just had a similar incident here yesterday when a crew of low-life's shot and killed an off duty Harper Woods, MI police officer while jacking his car.  Caught the creeps later in the day in Southwest Detroit, at a location just a few blocks from where I used to live and where two of my wife's sisters still live.  So it's not always a "white supremacist" thing, as the carjackers were two black guys and a white guy.  And my guess is the perpetrators acquired their guns from finding their hiding places when they broke into someone's house when the homeowner wasn't home( which happens more than when any homeowner IS home) and the gun was bought by said homeowner so his property would be "protected".  :rolleyes:  It's really how most( to all) gang members and other criminals acquire their firearms anyway.  NOT from some guy who comes to their place with a briefcase full of guns like in TAXI DRIVER. :unsure:

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16 hours ago, Arturo said:

This is what happens when we don’t have national regulation of arms.  Anyone can go to another state and buy whatever guns there, and transport them to their home state.  This is what happened with the Gilroy Killer a couple of weeks ago, unable to buy what he wanted in CA, got it in Nevada.

There are plenty of MAGA white supremacist racists in this state, hating the diversity here in all its forms.

CA doesn't need other states to have the same type of gun regulations we have,  but we do need the Feds to ban the sale of guns (as well as pot), to out of state residences;  No more mail order purchases and no out-of-state purchases.

 

 

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