A California Highway Patrol officer was killed and two others injured in a shootout Monday evening in Riverside.
California officials said One officer was in critical condition at a hospital late Monday night and another received minor injuries.
Assistant chief of the Highway Patrol’s inland division said at a news conference that a confrontation began when a driver, whom the authorities did not name, was pulled over for a traffic stop.
A Highway Patrol officer was planning to impound the man’s white pickup truck and called for a tow truck, but as the officer was filling out paperwork, the man pulled out a rifle and shot the officer.
He called for backup, and several other police officers arrived at the scene. The gunman shot two more Highway Patrol officers, Parker said, and a fourth Highway Patrol officer who arrived at the scene fatally shot the gunman.