UPDATE 12 Noon 11/19/15
According to the sheriff’s department, authorities investigating the killing of Downey police Officer Ricardo Galvez have taken a suspect into custody following the pursuit that led from Downey to Montebello. (NOTE: the 11 a. m. news conference by authorities regarding the investigation has been delayed.)
Several media outlets are reporting that a Downey police officer was found shot in the police’s parking lot.
UPDATE 2 MINS AGO FROM KABC
Downey police officer was found fatally shot in the police station’s parking lot, officials said early Thursday.
Deputy Kevin Moody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said homicide detectives from his department are investigating the case, but he released few details.
They are searching for possible suspects in Montebello.
A Downey officer was fatally shot Thursday morning when an attacker opened fire in the police department parking lot, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigators.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the shooter approached the officer, who was in a patrol vehicle, and opened fire. Details regarding the investigation and an earlier pursuit connected to the shooting were not immediately available
No arrests were reported in connection with the shooting, but at least three people were detained early Thursday during a manhunt in the community southeast of downtown Los Angeles, authorities said. SWAT members were part of a search for the attacker in the 1000 block of Carob Way. Officers ordered residents to come out of a house with their hands up as the search continued at about 5:30 a.m.
Details regarding the officer’s identity were not immediately available. A news conference was scheduled for Thursday morning.