MONTEREY PARK (CBS/AP) — A gunfight between police and a
pair of suspects in Monterey Park Sunday left one gunman dead, an officer and two bystanders injured and the second suspect on the run, authorities said.

Monterey Park police dispatcher Jim Blankenship said an officer from his department was shot Sunday afternoon in the city about 10 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

A witness said the violence ignited when two cars crashed. Two groups of men got out of their respective cars and a man stabbed a passenger in the other car.

Officers responding to the stabbing were fired on when they arrived at the scene.

That set off a running gunfight through the streets, with officers shooting and fatally wounded a suspect. They were still seeking a second suspect hours later.

“It was very chaotic,” Harris said. “There were people everywhere.”

The officer who was shot was wearing a bulletproof vest and was expected to survive, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Benjamin Grubb told The Associated Press. He was being treated at County-USC Hospital.

Harris said two bystanders were injured, but it was not clear whether they were hurt in the initial incident or the shootout.

The Sheriff’s Department sent deputies, homicide detectives and a helicopter to assist police, Grubb said.

Police departments from neighboring cities including Montebello and Alhambra also sent officers to help.

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Comments (28)
  1. danglingjohnson says:

    Thank God…that’s one less bad guy to worry about.

  2. Donovan says:

    What a sad day for the conservative white man, when his only tool to fight his perceived problems is the Internet.

    1. White Supremacy says:

      Yeah! Donovan is an illegal. The tea party will win and we’ll take America back from the dirty minorities. WHITE POWER!

  3. Luis says:

    You should pick up a hobby. You’ve got way too much time on your hands. And I wish you had the balls to let us illegals know who you are.

  4. gena says:

    I wish these idiots would just kill themselves off already instead of shooting at innocent people.

  5. Whoa says:

    Easy there, Klaus

  6. Burn The Cross! says:

    F the Bean!

  7. Brown PooP says:

    Cut loose the Brown PooP!!!!

  8. Marie Hernandez says:

    Your Just Ignorant & Stupid >.<

  9. Indian says:

    Illegals? I think we all are illegals except the native Indians!

    1. Josh Butts says:

      Yeah the illegals keep using that argument. If you were born here you are legal! If you have citizenship to be here then you are legal! If you just crossed the Mexican boarder and are not allowed to be here in the U.S. because you don’t have paper work to be here then you are Illegal. See the difference? Well, probably not but like they say, you can’t fix stupid.

    2. Ready says:

      actually, the belief that solutrean europeans were the first Americans is just a hypothesis and has been disproved since 2008. The most recent archeological digs and data actually shows that the earliest inhabitants of America were in fact ascendants of the modern day Native Americans with Asian Roots.

      So go back to school, dumb@ss and brush up on your history. Asians were here first.

  10. Indian says:

    White Supremacy White Power? No you have too much White Powder!

  11. Josh Butts says:

    Alright so do we all agree that the police had the right to shoot this suspect? Or should the police used some other “less lethal” tactics? Amazingly there will be people out there who will say “oh, these police are too trigger happy”. Yeah well if the police are being shot at then they better return fire and take that guy down. That’s what you get for shooting at police. They are here to protect us!

    1. upyours says:

      Took two cops to shoot a naked guy with a cinder block and 3+ departments to go after a guy with a gun after a cop is grazed, Good thing no one else needed any help.

      1. On Scene says:

        He wasn’t naked! What reality show were you watching? .. He was fully clothed.

  12. Mel Gibson says:

    A long long time ago the Prosperous and Greedy White man said to another white guy. Now that we can’t have slaves what can we do for cheap labor. Hmmmm the other white guy said I heard that the Mexicans South of the Border are really hard workers. Yea said the first White Guy. Why don’t we offer them Jobs out here at 2 cents an hour. OK said the other white guy. let’s see what happens?
    From that the green card was born. And so We started coming here based on White people wanting Cheap labor. Well you guys asked for it. Now that we have gotten a taste of freedom and money how can you blame us for wanting more?
    If the white person wasn’t so Greedy then We would have never discovered how good This country could be .You brought this on yourselves so Quit Crying and work harder and Smarter.

    Rich Brown Guy that has a few white guys working for him


    P.S. I also get to sleep with Cute white girls

    1. Latino4life says:

      Yea your at the beach and im with your wife!!!!!!! Hahaha go figure!!!!

    2. Karen says:

      Pass that pipe around please.I can not even imagine what is in it.

  13. Sistagirl Young says:

    You dislike me and I dislike you. But wiat a minute. I do not know you and you do not know me. How is it possible to ‘hate’ one another?

  14. bean3rUgly says:

    yeah try growing a d!ck ugly bean3r

  15. Jeb_BMWLover says:

    Another yardworker who won’t be attending Stanford on a race based scholarship.


    So very, very sad.

  16. HooDatIS? says:

    god bless us all americans are just killing each other

  17. John Spinazzi says:

    I remember this one time as a kid,I saw an ice cream truck. I walked up to the truck and asked the driver for a drumstick. He looked at me, said “orale way, chu like a da drumstick? Chu know that da drumstick eez made in meh-hee-co?” I said, “no, i didn’t know that”. He then asked me if I’d ever seen a grown man naked, or been in a men’s gym locker. I got scared and ran away. Two days later that ice cream man was charged with not using his turn signal when making a right. Creepy stuff.

  18. mc says:

    This happen in Monterey Park the only people in that town are asians illeagal ones. no mexicans there.
    it will come out it was a asian gang related incident.

    1. On Scene says:

      Nope guess again.

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