Officer Andre Moye Jr killed, two other CHP officers injured, in shootout after traffic stop
Officer Andre Moye Jr, I.D. 21641, of Riverside Area, was conducting a traffic stop in Riverside Monday evening, Aug. 12, 2019, when he was shot by the driver of the vehicle. Two other CHP officers, Ryan Smith, ID 20668, and Robert Paul, 20945, responded to the scene and were struck by gunfire during the shootout. Additional CHP units and the Riverside Police Department responded to the scene. The suspect was hit by return gunfire and succumbed to his injuries on scene. All three officers who were hit by gunfire were transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center. Sadly, Officer Moye succumbed to his injuries.
CAHP President Rick LaBeske said, “We are so deeply saddened by the senseless tragedy that resulted in the death of Officer Moye. His dedication and service to the people of California will always be honored and remembered by the CAHP and the CHP. We also hold in our thoughts Officer Paul and Officer Smith, who were both injured in this shooting. Officer Paul suffered critical injuries that are still very concerning and we ask you all to keep him and his family in your thoughts as well.”
CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley said, “I am devastated by the tragedy that unfolded earlier in Riverside. I mourn the loss of one of our own, CHP Officer Andre Moye, who was killed during a shootout following a traffic stop. Prayers go out to all, including the responding officers injured in the shooting.”
Gov. Gavin Newsom said, “Our hearts ache over the tragic loss of CHP‘s own Officer Andre Moye — who will be remembered for his commitment to service and the community of Riverside. Jen and I extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and fellow officers who are grieving tonight.”
Moye graduated from the CHP Academy on March 3, 2017, and was assigned to the Riverside Area. He is survived by his wife, Sara, and his father, mother and stepfather, brothers and sisters.
A memorial fund has been set up through the CAHP Credit Union. You can make donations online, or mail to:
Officer Andre Moye, Jr. Memorial Fund
PO Box 276507
Sacramento, CA 95827
A memorial service for California Highway Patrol, Riverside Area, Officer Andre Maurice Moye, Jr. will be held Tuesday in Riverside, Calif.
WHEN: 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 20, 2019
WHERE: Harvest Christian Fellowship, 6115 Arlington Ave., Riverside, CA 92504