EL MONTE – Two El Monte Police Department officers and a suspect were fatally wounded in a shooting Tuesday.
The shooting occurred about 5:10 p.m. in the area of Garvey Avenue and Central Avenue, near the San Bernardino (10) Freeway, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which was assisting El Monte police with the investigation.
FOX11 reported the officers responded to a motel in the area to investigate reports of domestic violence before the shooting.
The officers were taken to a hospital where they later died of their injuries, while the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, according to sheriff’s department and El Monte officials. A body could be seen covered by a sheet at the shooting scene.
Neither the suspect nor the officers were immediately identified.
Events leading up to the shooting were under investigation.
Police and sheriff’s deputies swarmed the area of the shooting and appeared to be searching the motel. Another suspect also appeared to be in custody in a patrol vehicle on the scene, but no further details were immediately available.
The shooting comes one day after a California Highway Patrol officer was shot multiple times during a traffic stop in Studio City.