RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A police official says the gunman who fatally shot a California Highway Patrol and wounded two other officers in Riverside this month fired at least 100 rounds before he was killed.
The Press-Enterprise reports Riverside Police Department Deputy Chief Larry Gonzalez disclosed the detail Wednesday to the city Community Police Review Commission, a civilian panel that examines officer-involved deaths and complaints against police.
The gunbattle erupted Aug. 12 as CHP Officer Andre Moye Jr. was impounding a vehicle from Aaron Luther, who had been driving alone in a freeway carpool lane with an expired license and no registration.
Luther suddenly pulled a rifle from his truck and opened fire. Moye was fatally wounded and a lengthy gunbattle ensued before Luther was shot to death.