A California Highway Patrol officer was shot and critically injured while conducting a traffic stop early this morning in Riverside County, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. He was taken to an area hospital, where he remains in critical condition after being shot multiple times by the driver of the vehicle he had pulled over, who then sped away from the scene. The suspect was later apprehended without incident after witnesses at an apartment complex reported seeing the car crash nearby; both the suspect and his passenger were taken into custody.
An update on a California Highway Patrol officer shot during a traffic stop Friday morning. The motorist he stopped has been arrested and charged with attempted murder of a peace officer. Authorities say their investigation into why 36-year-old Roderick Laine pulled over, ambushed and shot at Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, who was assigned to West Valley Division’s Hollenbeck Area office in East Los Angeles. The 37-year-old 12 year veteran of law enforcement is recovering from surgery and remains in critical condition. His family said, This violent attack on one of our protectors is an attack on us all. Laine had no criminal history but did have a slew of driving citations including several for speeding, failure to yield and unsafe lane changes.