Two El Monte police officers killed in shooting; suspect dead – Los Angeles Times
El Monte officials said the officers were shot at close range after responding to a radio call at the Siesta Inn.
El Monte officials said both officers were taken to L.A. County-USC Medical Center with gunshot wounds and described the shooting as a “senseless act.”
Mayra Lomeli, 49, heard three shots and ran to close the entrance door, fearing a gunman would try to burst through.
Lomeli said she heard gunshots around 4:30 p.m. She said the police closed the Santa Anita Avenue exit of the eastbound 10 Freeway and Garvey Avenue between Doreen Avenue and Merced Avenue.
A male adult was shot and killed by three police officers Tuesday night, according to the Sheriff’s Department. The shooting was reported around 4:47 p.m. Neither the names of the officers nor the dead suspect has been released yet.
According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s Fatalities Report, 62 firearms-related officer deaths occurred in 2021, a 38% increase over the 45 officers killed in similar incidents in 2020.
Of the 62 firearms fatalities last year, 19 officers were ambushed, eight were investigating suspicious activities or persons, and seven were attempting an arrest.
Crime in Los Angeles has hit catastrophic heights as the district attorney’s office headed by Democrat George Gascon has taken a very non-enforcement posture for serious offenders.
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