RIVERSIDE, California – A CHP officer has been killed, and two others wounded, following a shootout in Riverside, which also left the suspect dead.
It happened around 5.35 p.m. in the area of Box Springs Boulevard and Eastridge Avenue, an area west of Interstate 215.
Riverside Police said that the shooting started after a traffic stop by a CHP officer. That suspect then opened fire and was fatally wounded. The CHP later announced that one of the responding officers had also died. He has been identified as 34-year-old Officer Andre Moye.
“Unfortunately, the first officer that was on scene for the California Highway Patrol that made the initial traffic stop, he was transported by air ambulance to Riverside University Health Center where he was pronounced deceased as a result of the gunfire from the suspect,” said CHP Assistant Chief Scott Parker.
In a statement, Governor Gavin Newsom expressed his condolences to Officer Moye’s family.
“Jennifer and I extend our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and fellow officers grieving the tragic loss of Officer Moye, who will be remembered for his commitment to serving the Riverside County community and the people of California.”
Officer Moye is survived by his wife, Sara, father, mother, stepfather, brothers and sisters.
In honor of Officer Moye, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.