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BREAKING: Off-Duty LAPD Officer Murdered During Attempted Robbery

Walnut Park, CA – An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was murdered in an attempted robbery on Monday night.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) said the attack occurred near the intersection of Beach Street and 87th Street at approximately 9:16 p.m. on Jan. 10, KABC reported.

Investigators said the off-duty officer was approached by three suspects in a black pickup, all of whom exited the truck just before an argument erupted.

The officer was shot during an ensuing exchange of gunfire with the suspects, police said.

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Chief Michel Moore said the gunmen dropped a gun prior to fleeing the scene, KABC reported.

Investigators also recovered the wounded officers’ firearm, he said.

LASD deputies responded to the scene and found the seriously wounded off-duty police officer, KABC reported.

They loaded him into a patrol car and rushed him to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, but he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

The slain officer’s identity has not yet been released.

Police have not released any information about the gunmen.

“Tonight, we mourn the loss of one of our officers who was shot & killed in an armed robbery attempt. The officer was off-duty,” the Los Angeles Police Protective League tweeted early Tuesday morning. “We pray for the officer’s family, and their fellow officers, during this time of pain and sorrow. This is an active investigation. More info to follow.”

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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