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2 police officers shot and killed in Los Angeles suburb

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Posted at 9:46 PM, Jun 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-15 00:46:32-04

EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two police officers have been shot and killed while investigating a stabbing in a Los Angeles suburb.

It happened about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at a motel in El Monte. A statement from the city says the two El Monte Police Department officers were immediately fired upon as they arrived.

They were taken to a hospital where they were pronounced dead. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says a suspect died at the scene.

Other details weren’t immediately released. The killings came just one day after a California Highway Patrol officer was shot and critically wounded during a traffic stop.