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A prayer vigil will be held Tuesday night for a Pomona police SWAT officer who was gunned down as he helped serve a search warrant at a home in San Gabriel.

The vigil for Officer Shaun Diamond will be at 6:30 p.m. at Thomas Plaza on Second Street, west of Garey Avenue in downtown Pomona, according to Deputy Chief Michael Olivieri. The public is invited to attend.

The funeral service for Diamond will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 Ontario Center Parkway in Ontario, followed by a graveside service at Forest Lawn – Covina Hills at 21300 Via Verde Drive in Covina, according to the Pomona Police Department.

David Martinez, 36, a suspected Mongols motorcycle gang member, was charged with capital murder Thursday. He appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court and was ordered jailed without bail while awaiting arraignment Nov. 13.

Prosecutors have yet to decide whether to seek the death penalty against Martinez. The murder charge against Martinez includes a special circumstance allegation of murder of a police officer, and also includes gun and gang allegations.

Diamond, 45, was helping to open the outer door of a home in the 100 block of San Marino Avenue as part of a multi-agency operation targeting the Mongols gang on Oct. 28 when an interior door of the home was opened and a single shotgun blast rang out. Police did not return fire.

“The officers at this point didn’t have a clear shot at the suspect,” said sheriff’s Lt. Eddie Hernandez.

“The suspect, we’re being told, laid on the ground and put the firearm to his side. Also the (suspect’s) father was in the way, and at that point it became a rescue operation to get the officer some medical attention.

“The suspect was taken into custody without incident.”

Diamond was pronounced dead at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena at 3:24 a.m. Wednesday.

Sheriff’s officials said Martinez has a criminal history that includes assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence.

Diamond had 16 years of experience in law enforcement. He worked with the Los Angeles Police Department from 1995-2002, then with the Montebello Police Department from 2002-03. He joined the Pomona Police Department in 2006 and its SWAT team two years later.

Diamond is survived by his wife, a son, daughter, mother, father, sister and brother.

—City News Service

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