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California policeman killed in shooting, another policeman injured: “This is an immeasurable tragedy.”


Authorities said two police officers were shot dead – one fatally – on Monday while serving an arrest warrant in San Luis Obispo, California.

Gunshots were reportedly fired at around 5:20 p.m. when officers dropped the warrant in an apartment in the city.

One of the officers was killed in the shooting while the other was taken to a stable hospital San Luis Obispo Police Department.

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Officials target an apartment across from Camilla Court on Monday May 10, 2021 in San Luis Obispo, California.  Police said two police officers were shot while serving a search warrant and the suspect died.  (David Middlecamp / The Tribune (by San Luis Obispo) via AP)

Officials target an apartment across from Camilla Court on Monday May 10, 2021 in San Luis Obispo, California. Police said two police officers were shot while serving a search warrant and the suspect died. (David Middlecamp / The Tribune (by San Luis Obispo) via AP)

The suspect was killed by the police, the authorities said.

“The suspect passed away and there is currently no threat to public safety,” the department tweeted.

Victoria Torres, 21, a neighbor, said she was upstairs in her bedroom when she heard a “very loud knock” in an apartment across the street.

“I don’t know if it was the police or what,” she told the San Luis Obispo Tribune. “I always hear noises here, so I thought nothing of it until I heard the gunshots.”

Torres said she went down the stairs, looked out the window and saw a man with a “big gun” shooting at officers from the door of an apartment. She noticed that officers were hiding behind her car, the newspaper reported.

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“I was pretty scared and scared,” she said. “I was just hiding. I looked out the window again when it got quiet. Because I wasn’t sure what happened.”

Shortly thereafter, Torres said she decided to stop looking because “it was too scary,” according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune.

Another resident, Monica Rochte, 31, told the newspaper that she heard the police knock on an apartment door across the street and said, “We’re coming in. We know you’re in there.”

Rochte said the screaming continued before she heard a bang and then a single shot. Then she heard the police scream, “He’s got a gun!” before a series of 15 to 20 shots rang out.

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“This is an immeasurable tragedy for all who serve and care for our community,” said Derek Johnson, city manager of San Luis Obispo. “Our deepest condolences go to the family. We are devastated by this loss.”



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