Hero Down: One Whittier Police Officer Murdered, A Second Whittier Officer Shot

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 respondin

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.

#BREAKING: Three people, including two Whittier police officers, have been wounded by gunfire https://t.co/DLdywUXpss pic.twitter.com/FhFf085oti
— NBC Los Angeles (@NBCLA) February 20, 2017

One officer dead, another injured in shootout after report of traffic collision in Whittier https://t.co/ASjBzln9Hz pic.twitter.com/lvJrbqhjeJ

— 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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