Los Angeles, California - Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding the death of Los Angeles Police Department Officer Juan Diaz:

“This morning’s tragic killing of off-duty LAPD Officer Juan Diaz is a painful reminder of the gun violence that exists within our country.

"Jennifer and I offer our sincere condolences to Officer Diaz’s parents and siblings, Chief Moore, the entire LAPD force and our extended law enforcement family.

"As a state, we must do more to stop these senseless acts that continue to take lives. We owe it to 24-year-old Officer Diaz and all Californians.”