BREAKING: Highway patrol officer and suspect killed, 2 officers wounded in California gun battle [VIDEO]

AUGUST 13, 2019

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) — A CHP officer and a suspect were killed and two officers were seriously injured in a gun battle in Riverside, officials say.

The shooting was reported around 5:35 p.m. in the area of Box Springs Boulevard and Eastridge Avenue, near the 215 Freeway.

The report goes on to state the following:

Riverside police say a CHP officer conducted a traffic stop of a suspect in a GMC pickup truck and then decided to impound the vehicle.

As he was calling for a tow truck and filling out paperwork, the suspect entered the truck, retrieved a rifle and began firing at the officer, police say.

The report states that the officer, identified as Andre Moye, Jr, 33, was able to call for help and multiple law enforcement responded to his call, continuing the battle, in which the suspect was killed. Moye also died from his injuries.  Two additional officers were also wounded, and one is now in critical condition.

“It was a long and horrific gun battle,” said Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz.

The suspect was identified as Aaron Luther, “a 49-year-old father of two from Beaumont. His father told Eyewitness News that Aaron was an ex-con who had served time in prison for attempted murder.”

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