Officers Among Three Shot In Whittier, Reports Say

It was not immediately known what prompted the shooting.

Corina told reporters the suspect was driving his auto and rear-ended other cars that were waiting at a stoplight. At least one of the officers returned fire, hitting the suspect.

A suspect was also wounded Monday morning during the shooting in Whitter, southeast of Los Angeles, according to police.

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.

A Whittier police officer shot while conducting a traffic crash investigating has died at an area hospital. The suspect, who was driving a stolen vehicle, was involved in an accident, and when officers arrived, Corina said the suspect opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun.

The second officer and the suspect are both expected to survive, Corina said. The second officer and the suspect were in stable condition.

  • Larry Hoffman