SoCal officer killed, 2nd hurt in shooting

Sky5 aerial video over the scene showed the driver's side and rear passenger windows of a Whittier police SUV partially shattered, though it was unclear whether that was from gunfire. Police later found out that the auto the man was driving had been reported stolen.

A Southern California police officer was killed and another wounded in a Monday morning shooting, authorities confirmed.

"It's extremely tragic", Corina said.

Whitter police said on Twitter that they were investigating an officer-involved shooting in the area of Colima Road and Mar Vista Street.

The officers returned fire and wounded him.

One of those officers was pronounced dead at the hospital, authorities said.

The name of the suspect, who also was taken to UCI Medical Center, was not released and his condition was not immediately available.

The Whittier Police Department has about 125 officers who police Whittier and Santa Fe Springs in southeastern Los Angeles County. The condition of the suspect was unknown.

Aerial images showed the shattered driver side window of a Whittier police cruiser and a rifle on the trunk of another auto.

  • Archie Newman