- An officer-involved shooting near the 215 Freeway in Riverside left a California Highway Patrol officer and suspect dead, and two other CHP officers wounded on Monday evening, according to reports.
- Riverside police said that a California Highway Patrol officer exchanged gunfire with a suspect, KABC-TV reported.
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A California Highway Patrol officer was killed and two others were injured in an officer-involved shooting near the 215 Freeway in Riverside on Monday evening, according to reports.
The incident occurred at roughly 5:35 p.m. local time, according to KNBC. California Highway Patrol officers exchanged gunfire with a suspect, who was shot and pronounced dead at a hospital, according to the The Los Angeles Times.
"An Officer involved shooting occurred earlier today," the CHP tweeted on Monday night. "Three of our officers were involved and a suspect. One of our officers succumbed to the injuries sustained."
The conditions of the two officers are unknown. The Riverside Police Department did not immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.
"One officer was transported to the county hospital in Moreno Valley in our (police) helicopter," Riverside Police Department’s spokesman Officer Ryan Railsback said, according to KNBC. "The other officer was taken to the hospital in a CHP unit."
According to The LA Times, a CHP motorcyle officer pulled over the suspect in a routine traffic stop for an offense. The suspect then opened fire at the officer with a rifle, the LA Times reported, and the officer returned fire as more local authorities arrived to help.
Aerial footage shot by KNBC shows visible damage from gunshots on the windshield of a police car.
"We don’t know why," Railsback told The Los Angeles Times of what sparked the shooting. "That is all going to be part of this lengthy investigation."
This story is developing. We will update as more details become available.
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