2 police officers fatally shot near Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Two police officers in California were fatally shot Tuesday.

It happened while responding to a stabbing at a motel in El Monte, near Los Angeles.

Authorities say gunfire erupted in the motel room when officers confronted the suspect.

The suspect then ran to the parking lot, where more gunfire was exchanged.

The two injured officers were taken to a hospital, where they later died.

Officers shot the shooter at the scene.

A procession for the fallen officers was held overnight in Los Angeles.

The City of El Monte, the Police Department and the El Monte Police Officers Association released a statement saying, “There are no words to describe our sadness and devastation at this senseless act upon learning of the deaths of two of our police officers. It weighs heavily on our hearts and we send our support to their families.”

Neither the police officers nor the suspect were identified.

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