Two Los Angeles-region cops were lethally shot while answering a potential cutting at an inn on Tuesday night, authorities said.
The two El Monte cops were answering the conceivable crime location at a Siesta Inn when they were quickly met by gunfire, the city, situated in LA County, said in an official statement.
The suspect escaped the inn room and one more shootout with police happened external the structure, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Captain Andrew Meyer said at a Tuesday night press preparation.
The two officials were hit and raced to LA County-USC Medical Center, where they were articulated dead.
“These two legends paid a definitive penance. Today they were killed by a weakling. Also, we are lamenting, and it harms,”
El Monte Police Interim Chief Ben Lowry said at the instructions.
The suspect was additionally shot and killed, specialists said.
Police said a woman believed to be the suspect’s girlfriend was found inside the motel room.
The woman, who was not stabbed, was being interviewed by investigators.
Lowry said one of the slain officer’s was a 22-year veteran and the other had been on the force for less than a year. Their identities were being withheld pending family notification.
“There are no words to describe our grief and devastation by this senseless act as we learned about the passing of two of our police officers,”
the city, its police force and police officers association said in a joint statement.
“It weighs heavy on our hearts and we are sending our support to their families”
the statement said.
“We would also like to thank the El Monte community and our surrounding government agencies for the outpouring of support we have received in the last few hours.”