California officer killed in wild shootout with suspect

Elias Hubbard
August 13, 2019

Moye served as a CHP officer for almost three years and was assigned to Riverside after graduating from the CHP Academy in 2017, a release from Newsom's office said.

A CHP officer and a suspect were killed and two officers were seriously injured in a gun battle in Riverside, officials say.

The extent of injuries on the two CHP officers has not been made immediately available. The suspect grabbed a rifle from the truck and shot the officer.

The slain officer has been identified as 34-year-old Andre Moye by California Gov. Gavin Newsom. The suspect's name hasn't been released.

Police say the officers initiated some sort of stop with the suspect before the suspect and an officer exchanged gunfire.

Video from the scene shows bullet holes in the front windshields of two CHP cars.

Several motorists were struck by glass shards when bullets hit their vehicle windows, officials said, and were treated by paramedics at the scene.

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

Moye, who'd served for almost three years, is survived by his wife, his parents and his brothers and sisters.

Flags at the capitol will be flown at half-staff in his honor, the governor's office said.

The officer put out a call for help which brought officers from CHP, Riverside Police and the Riverside County Sheriff's Department to the scene, Railsback said.

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