Around 1:35 a.m: Two officers were stopped at a red light at Arlington and Magnolia while on routine patrol when someone shot at them. Both officers were hit and transported to a local hospital. Michael Crain, 34, an 11-year veteran of the force, was killed. Crain served two tours in Kuwait as a rifleman in the U.S. Marines, according to a news release. He leaves behind his wife, Regina, a 10-year-old son, Ian, and a 4-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn. The other officere, a 27-year-old injured victim is expected to make a full recovery.
The suspect is believed to be involved in another officer-involved shooting that took place shortly after 1 a.m. LAPD officers from the Newton division were following the suspect’s vehicle in Corona when the shooting took place near the Magnolia Avenue exit off the northbound Interstate 15. A spokesperson said:
The suspect was out of his vehicle immediately with a shoulder weapon and started to shoot at the officers. The officers took cover, returned fire, both officers. One of our officers was grazed during that incident. The other officer is uninjured. He was treated here at the scene and released at the scene.