One officer is killed and another is injured in Whittier shootout – Los Angeles Times

One officer was killed and a second injured in a shootout with a gang member who was wounded in a Monday morning altercation in Whittier, authorities said.

Two Whittier Police Department officers responding to the scene of a traffic collision were getting out of their vehicle about 8 a.m. when a gang member driving a stolen car opened fire with a semiautomatic pistol, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. John Corina.

The two officers were taken to UC Irvine Medical Center, where one officer was pronounced dead, Corina said. The other wounded officer is in stable condition.

The wounded suspect is a gang member who is known to police, Corina said. He was taken to County-USC Medical Center and his condition is unknown. 

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