Fallen CHP Officer Andre Moye Jr. honored on organization's 90th anniversary

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- The California Highway Patrol had planned big celebration for Wednesday to mark 90 years of serving people in California, but instead they mourned another officer killed.

A ceremonial bell ringing was held at the CHP academy in Sacramento in memory of Officer Andre Moye Jr. who was killed in the line of duty on Monday. He had worked for the CHP in Riverside since March 2017.

Moye was doing paperwork to impound a pickup truck just off the 215 Freeway when the driver reached into the vehicle, grabbed a rifle and opened fire, authorities said.

Other CHP officers followed by police officers and deputies from nearby agencies responded to the gun battle.

VIDEO: Outpouring of grief for CHP officer slain in 'long, horrific gun battle'
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An outpouring of grief continued on Tuesday for a slain California Highway Patrol officer who was killed in a shootout with a gunman in Riverside the left two fellow officers wounded.

One of the two officers who were wounded in the shootout suffered a minor injury, while the other remains in the hospital with serious gunshot wounds to his legs, police said. Both are expected to recover.

The credit union for California Association of Highway Patrolmen has established a memorial fund in honor of Officer Moye. All donations received will go directly to his family. Donations can be made on the CAHP Credit Union website.

Bud's Tire & Wheel in Riverside is supporting the fund by donating $1 for each tire they sell leading up to Labor Day at all three of their locations.

VIDEO: Slain CHP officer's casket escorted by procession following deadly Riverside shootout
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A procession escorted slain CHP Officer Andre Moye Jr.'s flag-draped casket on Monday following a horrific shootout with a suspect in Riverside. (raw video)

The shooting suspect Aaron Luther had a lengthy criminal record, including a conviction for attempted murder back in 1994, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison and was released on parole in 2004. He's been arrested several times since. The gunman was killed in the confrontation.

CHP said Moye's death is the 231st in the history of the Highway Patrol.

A memorial service for Moye is expected to happen sometime next week.
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