Two cops have died after being shot in El Monte, California, Tuesday whereas responding to a potential stabbing at a motel, authorities mentioned.
The El Monte Police Division mentioned two officers “instantly took gunfire upon arrival” on the Siesta Inn.
The officers have been taken to LAC-USC Medical Heart, the place they died of their accidents, ABC Information Los Angeles station KABC reported.
The suspect was additionally shot and died on the scene, based on KABC.
Neither the cops nor the suspect have been recognized, and extra particulars in regards to the incident weren’t instantly accessible.
“There aren’t any phrases to explain our grief and devastation by this mindless act as we realized in regards to the passing of two of our cops,” town, police division and El Monte Police Officers Affiliation mentioned in a press release. “It weighs heavy on our hearts and we’re sending our assist to their households. We might additionally wish to thank the El Monte neighborhood and our surrounding authorities businesses for the outpouring assist we’ve got obtained in the previous couple of hours.”
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division has taken over the investigation, the El Monte Police Division mentioned.
El Monte is east of Los Angeles.
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