Two Law Enforcement Officers Shot Dead Responding to Call for Help at a California Motel

Two El Monte, California police officers were ambushed and shot dead while responding to a report of a stabbing at a motel just east of Los Angeles yesterday afternoon.







According to authorities, the officers responded to the motel on a report of a possible stabbing. Upon confronting the suspect in the motel room, the two officers were shot. They died Tuesday evening at an area hospital. The officers have been identified as Corporal Michael Paredes and Officer Joseph Santana,


The suspect fled the motel room and then got into a shoot-out with other police officers in the motel's parking lot. The suspect was shot and died at the scene.


This tragedy once again highlights the severe occupational dangers for professionals employed in the law enforcement industry. The murders of the El Monte police officers comes just days after a Maryland State Trooper was wounded associated with a mass workplace shooting in the tiny community of Smithsburg on June 9, 2022.