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1 of 2 officers shot in San Luis Obispo dies, gunman killed

The wounded officer has been hospitalized in stable condition.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Authorities say a police officer has been killed and another wounded by a gunman who was then killed by police in San Luis Obispo, California. 

California police officer who was shot and killed while serving a search warrant has been identified as a 12-year law enforcement veteran and a current detective in San Luis Obispo.  

Detective Luca Benedetti was killed Monday when shots were fired shortly before 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 10, as officers served a search warrant at an apartment in the Central Coast city. 

Detective Steve Orozco was wounded in the shootout and is expected to recover from his injuries. Police say the gunman inside the apartment, Edward Zamora Giron, shot and killed himself.

City Manager Derek Johnson calls the shooting “a tragedy beyond measure for all of those who serve and care about our community."

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