Two police officers in southern California were killed, and officials say the suspect is also dead.
LOS ANGELES — After getting a call about a stabbing at a motel in Southern California, two police o
fficers were shot and killed, and the suspect was also killed, officials said.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the deadly confrontation occurred at 4:47 p.m. in El Monte, a community east of Los Angeles.
In El Monte, a city east of Los Angeles, the deadly encounter occurred around 4:47 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
The suspect then ran out of the motel room, and Meyer said that police were involved in a second shooting in the parking lot.
The two officers who were wounded were taken to a hospital, where they died Tuesday evening, Meyer said.
The event order wasn't obvious. Meyer said a gun was near the suspect and He said there wasn't a stabbing. Investigators questioned the suspect's girlfriend.
The city reported officers "were instantly fired upon" and Unidentified were the dead officers and the suspect.
One of the dead officers was a veteran with at least 22 years of service, and the other was a new officer who had been on the job for less than a year.
"They were good men," said El Monte Capt. Ben Lowry, the acting chief of police.
When a deadly confrontation occurs with El Monte's own police department, a sheriff's department inquiry is in charge.