Whittier, CA - One Whittier Police Officer was shot and killed on Monday morning, February 20, 2017. A second Whittier Police Officer was shot in the same incident.
According to KTLA, the incident began around 08:30 AM in the area of Colima Road and Mar Vista Street. The officers were responding to a report of a traffic collision. No further details have been released as to what led up to the shooting.
Both officers and the suspect were transported to local hospitals. The name of the Whittier Police Officer who died has not been released. The condition of the second officer and his condition has not been released.
Local media photos show a police SUV with the driver's side and rear passenger windows partially shattered. A vehicle that was directly in front of the SUV had front-end damage, and a firearm is clearly visible on top of the vehicle's trunk in the photos.
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) February 20, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the fallen Whittier Police Officer's family, both blood and blue, and also with the injured officer.
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