Officer Fatally Shot While Chasing Hit-And-Run Driver

RIVERSIDE (AP) — Authorities searching for the killer of a police officer in Southern California are investigating whether a truck they found belonged to the suspect.

Riverside police say they found a cab from an 18-wheeler big rig but would not say whether it was found near the same park where the officer was shot Sunday night.

KNX 1070’s Chris Sedens Reports

Assistant police Chief Chris Vicino says there are many vehicles that meet the description of the cab, which did not have a trailer attached. He says police are still searching for the suspected gunman.

Police have been scouring Fairmount Park for clues after officer Ryan Bonaminio was found shot after he pulled over a truck believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run accident.

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