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Whittier Police Officer Dead, 1 Officer Injured In Shootout With Suspect

Whittier Police Officer Dead, 1 Officer Injured In Shootout With Suspect

The shooting happened around 8 a.m., police officer John Scoggins told the Whittier Daily News.

A police officer responding to a vehicle crash was killed Monday outside Los Angeles, and a second officer was wounded, according to investigators.

A Southern California police officer was killed and a second officer was hurt in a shooting that also injured a suspect early Monday morning, officials said.

The officers, who had not yet been identified, approached the suspected gunman's auto completely unaware that it was stolen. The two officers were transported to UCI Medical Center while the suspect was taken to LA County-USC Medical Center, Marrujo said.

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All three were rushed to the hospital, where one of the officers was pronounced dead. The wounded officer, whose name was not released, was listed in stable condition.

Authorities have not released many other details, and it was not immediately clear what prompted the shooting.

The identity of the shooter had not been released, but deputies said he was a known gang member.

Video from KTLA showed windows on a Whitter Police Department SUV shattered, and debris scattered across the road.

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