A violent felon who killed California Highway Patrol officer was not a monster, ” his widow, is it

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A California Highway Patrol officer is dead after a suspect opened fire on officers near a highway during rush hour; it’s Anita Vogel reports.

The gunman who killed a California Highway Patrol officer on Monday, with a bullet through the windscreen in the vicinity of the vehicle in which the shooter was the woman’s travels — and had a long criminal record, including serving ten years in prison for attempted murder.

As for his wife, but keeps her husband was not a monster,” and was a loving father who has been raising eight children before he was put to death by the police.

The cop-killer, was identified on Tuesday, Aaron Luther, martin, 49, of Beaumont, was driving a white GMC pick-up truck on Monday when he was stopped by a motorcycle officer is on an overpass on Interstate 215 in Riverside. Officer Mark Moye, Jr., 34, the filling out of the paperwork to impound the vehicle, if Luther, who was not restrained, pulled out a gun and started shooting.


The officer was mortally wounded, but he managed to call for back-up. Two of the responding officers was also shot in the leg before authorities shot and killed Luther. Moye was rushed to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Moye had been with the CHP for three years and became a motorcycle officer for about a year before he was killed.

However, the gunner’s wife has defended her husband.

“He wasn’t a monster,” Patrick Luther, martin told The Press-Enterprise of Riverside. “He wasn’t out to kill police officers. I am so sorry for the driver. I know his family is going through the same thing I am.”

Aaron and Luther’s to appear in 2015 in the booking photo. (Riverside Police Department)

Called the wife for a ride

McKenzie, Luther said to her husband, called out to her, Moye, pulled him over for driving alone in the carpool lane. He told me that he, too, was a ticket for having an expired driver’s license and registration, and the truck was taken — which is to say, he had to drive.

But the bullets were already flying, when the vehicle, with two of her children with her, came to the scene. A bullet pierced the windshield of her car. Aaron, Luther had helped her to raise eight children, between the ages of 2 and 24. He is the biological father of two of them, the newspaper reported.

Luther had been condemned for a long list of crimes, including disturbing the peace, vandalism, battery, harassment, unlawful possession of a firearm, assault with a deadly weapon and injury to a spouse. As a felon, he was not supposed to have a gun, and his father, Dennis Luther, and said he’s not sure how his son came into possession of it.

Dennis, Luther told him that his son had struggled with drugs, was depressed, and in pain from his injuries of the knee, which means he will not be able to get to work on the construction job. He also mentioned that his son was going through marital problems-something McKenzie has Luther pushed back in.

“We have been together for 14 years — is, of course, we have problems,” she said. “He told me the night before that he loved me. He was fond of children.”

Dennis, Luther said: “in spite of what his son was going through, his actions were not justified.

“No one deserves what happened to them,” Dennis Luther, martin said. “When Aaron went down, and he got what he deserved. You are not going to do that sort of thing, and if you expect to walk into the house.”

“We stand for the rule of law,” Dennis Luther, said in an interview with KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, california. “I said a prayer for the police before I got it for my son.”

“We support the enforcement of the law. I have sent a prayer in to the police before I got it for my son.”

Dennis Luther, the father of one of the cop’s killer

CHP Inland Division Chief, and Bill Dance is described Moye as an “outstanding officer” devoted to the public service.

“His mother told me that this was his dream job and he loved going to work,” Dance said. “That’s what he’s always wanted to do.” The officer is survived by a wife, a mother, a father, a stepfather, two brothers, two sisters and a big family-Dance I said.

Officer Mark Moye Jr. it is seen in an undated photo. (California Highway Patrol)

CHP Officers gathered outside the emergency room entrance to the River, the University Health System Medical Center in Moreno Valley on Monday, where Moye was pronounced dead. CHP motorcycle officers led a procession to the facility in the evening.

“Too many funerals

Gov. Gavin Newsom, ordered the flags at half-staff Tuesday at the state Capitol in Sacramento, and called for Moye, the death is devastating. Newsom, who took office in January, said he had been “too many funerals for officers killed in the line of duty.

Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz said on Monday that the government should not be a reason to have it. Dennis and Patrick, both Luther and told them a family member had been seeking “suicide by cop”, where someone is willing to die trying to provoke the police into firing their weapons.


Luther, martin was paroled from state prison in 2004 after serving 10 years of a 12-year prison term for attempted second-degree murder with an enhancement for use of a firearm, first-degree burglary and second-degree burglary, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Court records show Luther, was also arrested in 2007 on felony assault charges and hired a no-contest plea deal, which, to him, was sentenced to 90 days in jail. He was also charged with multiple felonies in San Bernardino County, pleaded no contest in 2010 to assault with a deadly weapon, according to Southern California in the News Group.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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