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Off-duty Southern California police officer shot to death

Shooting Investigation (AP FILE)
Posted at 11:37 AM, Aug 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-09 14:37:57-04

DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — An off-duty Southern California police officer was shot to death in a parking lot near a gym, authorities said.

The shooting occurred around 3:25 p.m. Monday in the city of Downey and the victim died at the scene, a Downey police statement said.

“Detectives were able to identify the victim as an off-duty officer of the Monterey Park Police Department,” the statement said.

The man's name was withheld.

Monterey Park Police Chief Kelly Gordon told a press conference that the killing is a tragedy for the officer’s family and the department.