On Tuesday, police confirmed Aaron Luther as the man who they say he killed a highway patrol officer before he was fatally wounded in a Southern California shootout.
Aaron Luther was the man who authorities believe is responsible for the killing of a California Highway Patrol officer and wounded two others in Monday’s shootout in Riverside, city police Officer Ryan Railsback said.
Aaron Luther was shot during the gun fight with police officers and was later pronounced dead at a hospital, Railsback said.
Luther is seen in this booking photo from 2015.
The slain officer was identified by California Gov. Gavin Newsom as Andre Moye, 34.
Police said the incident started when one of the officers was shot after pulling over a vehicle near Interstate 215 and Eastridge Avenue.
The officer called for help, which brought officers from three agencies to the scene, police said.
Two injured CHP officers were being treated at a hospital. One of them was in critical condition Monday evening, CHP Assistant Chief Scott Parker said.
Luther spent time in prison after being convicted of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon, Railsback said.
Police confirmed that they didn’t immediately know why Aaron Luther fired on officers.