2 police officers shot in Whittier near Los Angeles


PUBLISHED Mon, February 20, 2017 - 1:36pm EST
Credit: KTLA


Two police officers have been shot, one of them fatally, after they came under fire while responding to a traffic collision in Whittier near Los Angeles, sheriff's officials say. The suspected gunman has also been shot. (more)





The incident happened at about 8:30 a.m. PT on Monday when officers were called to a traffic collision near the intersection of Mar Vista Street and Colima Road, which is located in the City of Whittier, about 13 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the incident began when a man - believed to be a gang member - rear-ended several cars which were stopped at traffic lights. He then asked one of the drivers to help him push his car around the corner, which they did.

When police officers arrived at the scene a short time later, the suspect unexpectedly opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun, Lt. Corina said at a press briefing. He said two officers of the Whittier Police Department were shot, as well as the suspected shooter.

All three were rushed to area hospitals, where one of the officers succumbed to his injuries. The other officer and the suspect are not believed to have suffered life-threatening injuries. Their identities have not yet been released.

Lt. Corina described the suspect as a Hispanic male in his 20s.

This is a breaking news alert. Please check back or follow @BNONews on Twitter as details become available. If you want to receive breaking news alerts by email, click here to sign up. You can also like BNO News on Facebook by clicking here.





  Whittier, CA     

 

LEAVE COMMENTS



.

AROUND THE WEB




 

LIVE WIRE

Nebraska Amber Alert: Driver Smith abducted from Omaha     15 hrs  

Peru earthquake: Strong tremor hits west of Arequipa     2 days  

Florida Amber Alert: Brianna Brown missing from Broward County     4 days  

Arizona Amber Alert: 3 children abducted from Marana     1 wk  

Massachusetts Amber Alert: Young boy abducted from Chicopee     1 wk  






BNO NEWS RADIO





email alerts



Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!



Happening Now

News summary for Wednesday, July 19, 2017     11 hrs  

U.S. Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer     14 hrs  

Nebraska Amber Alert: Driver Smith abducted from Omaha     15 hrs  

News summary for Monday, July 17, 2017     2 days  

Peru earthquake: Strong tremor hits west of Arequipa     2 days  





More U.S. News

News summary for Wednesday, July 19, 2017     11 hrs  

U.S. Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer     14 hrs  

News summary for Monday, July 17, 2017     2 days  

Republican health care bill to replace Obamacare fails     2 days  

Magnitude-7.7 quake strikes the Bering Sea between Russia and Alaska     2 days