El Departamento de Policía de El Monte identificó a los oficiales como Cpl. Michael Paredes y el oficial Joseph Santana. Both were raised in El Monte, ubicado al este del centro de Los Ángeles.
“Corporal Paredes and Officer Santana paid the ultimate sacrifice, while in performance of a noble profession, serving the community they loved,” a department statement said.
Paredes began his law enforcement career as a police cadet with the department and served in the police force for 22 años. He worked in various specialized assignments and left behind a wife, daughter and son. Santana initially worked for the city’s Public Works Department before starting his law enforcement career with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
He left after three years to become an El Monte police officer. He leaves behind a wife, daughter and a pair of twin boys.
Both officers were shot and killed Tuesday night while responding to a motel over a possible stabbing. El Departamento de Policía de Los Ángeles dijo en un comunicado que el cuerpo de Pearlman fue localizado después de que los oficiales respondieron a una llamada de radio para una investigación de muerte en Franklin Avenue y North Sierra Bonita Avenue, justo al sur., they confronted a suspect and a shootout occurred.
They were struck by gunfire and taken to a Los Angeles hospital where they later died, los funcionarios dijeron.
El sospechoso, Justin Flores, Cristina Calderón murió el miércoles. He was on probation at the time of the killing for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The killings came a day after a California Highway Patrol officer was shot multiple times by a suspect in Los Angeles. He remains hospitalized.