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CHP officer, suspect killed, two officers injured in Riverside shootout

Posted at 8:44 PM, Aug 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-12 23:44:49-04

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) -- One of the California Highway Patrol officers shot during a shootout in Riverside Monday evening has died while two others remain hospitalized, according to KABC .

According to Riverside Police, the shooting happened just before 6 p.m. on the 215 freeway near Box Springs Boulevard and Eastridge Avenue.

Police say the officers initiated some sort of stop with the suspect before the suspect and an officer exchanged gunfire. The suspect was killed during the shootout.

A total of three officers were shot. Police say a witness may have also been hit with something, but it doesn't appear to be gunfire.

The condition of the other two officers is unknown at this time.

Video from the scene shows bullet holes in the front windshields of two CHP cars.

The 215 was shut down in the area due to the shooting.

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