Officer Down: Highway Patrolman In California Shot Dead

A California Highway Patrol officer and a suspect are dead after a gun battle in Southern California. 

Two other officers were hurt in last night’s shootout near the 215 freeway in Riverside. 

A CHP representative says two civilians were also injured.

It all started when a man driving a pickup was stopped by a motorcycle officer, grabbed a rifle and fired at the officer. Others arrived at the scene and witnesses say bullets started flying.

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