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CHP officer dies, 2 others hurt by suspect with assault rifle on 215 freeway in Riverside; suspect killed

UPDATE @ 9:00 PM- The CHP Officer killed in the line of duty was identified as Officer Andre Moye Jr., 33, married with no children.

UPDATE @ 8:30 PM – CHP Riverside confirmed the officer critically injured has succumbed to his injuries. The gunman was reportedly also killed in the shooting and two other officers were injured.

Officials said the suspect grabbed a weapon from his vehicle after he was pulled over and started firing.

Additional details will be updated as they become available.

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — At least two California Highway Patrol officers have been wounded, one critically, following a gun battle with a suspect armed with an assault rifle in Riverside.

It happened just before 6:00 pm on August 12, 2019, in the area of Eucalyptus Avenue and the Southbound 215 freeway in Riverside. Officers also responded to the area of Box Springs Boulevard and Eastridge Avenue.

Video from media helicopters above the scene showed one officer being rescued by other officers and dragged to the safety of a patrol vehicle. A second CHP officer was seen lying near the suspect’s vehicle and was also rescued and airlifted to a hospital.

Cell phone from a witness showed the suspect walking to the CHP patrol vehicle and firing multiple rounds as he stood directly in front.

Officials confirmed several bystanders were injured by shrapnel from the flying debris.

Helicopter video showed a large gun outside of the suspect’s white pickup truck. Both of the CHP patrol vehicles were riddled with bullet holes.

The status of the officers wounded has not been updated. The suspect was reported to be down and was detained, his condition is unknown.

This is a developing story and additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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