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Report: Gunman fired more than 100 rounds in shooting that killed CHP officer in Riverside

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Posted at 9:57 AM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 12:58:33-04

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.

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