RIVERSIDE–A California Highway Patrol officer died from his injuries in a shootout between a driver and other patrol officers during a traffic stop in Riverside on Monday.
CHP Officer Andre Moye, 34, was conducting a traffic stop on a white pick-up truck on Eucalyptus Avenue near Interstate 215. The truck was impounded and the driver was allowed to remove personal possessions from the vehicle. The driver grabbed a rifle and shot Officer Moye.
Two other CHP officers responding to the scene were struck by gunfire during the shootout. All three officers were transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center with injuries. The condition of their injuries is unknown.
The driver was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statement regarding the death of Officer Moye:
“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.”
Officer Moye served as a member of the CHP for nearly three years. He was assigned to the Riverside Area Office upon graduation from the CHP Academy on March 3, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Sara.
In honor of Officer Moye, the governor ordered Capitol flags to be flown at half-staff.