Tributes have been paid to California Highway Patrol Officer Andre Moye, 34, who was killed throughout a prolonged shoot-out with a suspect in Riverside. Moye died from his accidents after he was shot by a male suspect following a visitors cease at round 5:37 p.m. on August 12. Two different officers had been additionally injured throughout the capturing simply off the 215 Freeway.
In a press convention, CHP Inland Division Assistant Chief Scott Parker stated the incident occurred after Moye had pulled over a white GMC pickup truck. At some level, Moye instructed the motive force that he was going to impound his automobile and commenced filling out the required paperwork.
During that course of, the suspect entered his automobile and pulled out an unknown caliber rifle and fired a number of occasions on the officer. During the shoot-out, Moye was struck however nonetheless in a position to name for back-up.
Three additional CHP officers quickly arrived on the scene and likewise exchanged hearth with the suspect. Two of those officers had been additionally injured throughout the capturing, together with one who’s at the moment in a vital situation at Riverside University Health System, Parker stated.
Further officers and deputies from the Riverside Sheriff’s Department and the Riverside Police Department arrived on the scene and exchanged gunfire with the suspect, ultimately placing him. The suspect, who has not been formally recognized, later died on the scene from his accidents.
“It was a long and horrific gun battle and it resulted in a very extensive crime scene,” Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz stated on the information convention.
Moye was transported by air ambulance to Riverside University Health Center, the place he was later pronounced dead from his gunshot wounds. Tributes and condolences have poured in for Moye following his demise.
California Governor Gavin Newsom stated in an announcement on Facebook: “Jennifer and I extend our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and fellow officers grieving the tragic loss of Officer Moye, who will be remembered for his commitment to serving the Riverside County community and the people of California.”
CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley tweeted on the night time of the capturing: “I am devastated by the tragedy that unfolded earlier in Riverside. Tonight, I mourn the loss of one of our own, CHP Officer Andre Moye, who was killed during a shootout following a traffic stop. Prayers go out to all, including the responding officers injured in the shooting.”
On social media, the Riverside Police, CHP and Riverside Sheriff’s Office departments all shared doctored pictures of their logos with black arm bands throughout them in respect for the slain officer. Newsom’s workplace additionally confirmed that Capitol flags can be flown at half-staff.
Moye served as a member of the CHP for practically three years. He was assigned to the Riverside Area Office upon commencement from the CHP Academy on March 3, 2017.
Giving an replace on the investigation, Diaz instructed reporters: “Here’s what we do not know presently: we do not know the place the suspect was coming from, the place he was headed to, what his affiliations are. We do not know his motive for this crime. And we cannot speculate on that.
“We have an enormous quantity of proof to kind by way of, together with physique warrant video proof, radio transmissions, paperwork, and lots of, many eyewitnesses accounts that may occupy our investigators over a number of days.”