Crowd holds vigil for slain Whittier officer
WHITTIER - A huge crowd has gathered outside Whittier police headquarters to remember a veteran officer gunned down while responding to a car crash.
Hundreds of people showed up for Monday night's candlelight vigil honoring Officer Keith Boyer.
Authorities say a 26-year-old gang member recently released from jail killed his cousin, stole his car and then hit another car in Whittier Monday morning.
When police arrived and tried to search him, investigators say he pulled a gun and opened fire. They shot back.
Boyer, a 27-year veteran, was killed, and Officer Patrick Hazell was wounded along with the suspected gunman.
Both are expected to live.
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