By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)
Source: Monterey Park Police Department (Information)
Pictures: KABC 7 (Courtesy)
Downey, California: An off-duty officer with the Monterey Park Police Department was shot and killed in a parking lot on Monday, August 8th, 2022.
The shooting happened around 3:25 p.m. P.T. in a parking lot in front of a gym at the shopping center located at 12070 Lakewood Boulevard.
The police officer found a man with gunshot wounds at the scene, and appeared that the man may have been shot in or near a black Dodge Charger.
Paramedics responded and later declared him dead at the scene.
Investigators discovered the victim was an off-duty officer of the Monterey Park Police Department, but the name of the police officer has not been released yet.
A possible motive and circumstances of the shooting are under investigation.
Moments ago tonight, a possession of police vehicles followed the body of the fallen police officer to the corner’s office near Downtown Los Angeles, California; passing underneath a large American flag being draped from 2 ladder fire department trucks from Los Angeles City Fire Department as firefighters stood saluting as the corners van passed by.
The investigation is on-going and anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Detective Ron Gee at (562) 904-2331 or Lieutenant Dwayne Cooper at (562) 904-2370.
ZachNews and the people of the Colorado River Tri-State communities send our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family and friends of the fallen off-duty officer of the Monterey Park Police Department.