Authorities Thursday were investigating the fatal officer-involved shooting of a man suspected of trying to kill a man and a woman in Pomona.
Sheriff’s homicide detectives were investigating the shooting, which occurred about 7 p.m. Wednesday in the 900 block of North San Antonio Avenue, said Deputy Lisa Jansen of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Pomona police officers responded to a report of a man shooting into an apartment and found the suspect walking in the vicinity of East Columbia Avenue and North San Antonio Avenue, armed with a handgun, she said, which is when an officer-involved shooting occurred.
The suspect ran into an alley at the rear of the apartment and an additional exchange of gunfire occurred between the suspect and Pomona officers, which is when the suspect was struck, Jansen said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene and no officers were injured in the shootout, she said.
Three officers discharged their weapon, according to Jansen.
Detectives learned the suspect shot and wounded a man and woman before fleeing that residence and then fired into a second residence on that street, Jansen said. The handgun believed to have been used by the suspect was recovered at the scene.
The victims were transported to a local hospital, where they were reported to be displaying stable vital signs.
Jansen said the motive for the shooting is unclear and detectives are still investigating whether the shooter knew the victims prior to the shooting incident.
Neighbors told a KCAL9 reporter that the suspect was being evicted from his apartment and the shooting victims were the apartment manager and his girlfriend. The suspect’s identity was not immediately available.
—City News Service