Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Gordon Forgey
Gazette Publisher 

Breeding more


August 15, 2019

In Southern California during a traffic stop, the driver of the stopped car pulled out a rifle and started shooting. The policeman on the scene was killed, later two others were wounded.

The shooter fired indiscriminately at other motorists. The car of a young mother with two kids was hit in the windshield, the bullet barely missing them. Another motorist safely guided them to hide behind the engine block of the car.

The situation, as law enforcement converged on the scene, was described as a “long and horrific” gunfight. The shooter was killed. His motive for the rampage is not yet kno...

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