California officer killed, another injured as gunman remains barricaded

Two officers were shot – one fatally – by a gunman who after more than 10 hours remained barricaded Saturday in southern California, officials said.

The deadly shooting started out as a vehicle pursuit Friday night by Pomona officers about 30 miles east of Los Angeles. But after the suspect crashed, he ran into a unit at an apartment complex and fired several rounds through a door, police told the Los Angeles Times.

Two officers were hit. The incident led to a massive law enforcement response that lasted overnight and into Saturday.

Authorities and SWAT officers have been working to end the situation peacefully but are unsure how many weapons the suspect has inside.

After the shooting, photos and video surfaced on local media showed officers doing CPR for someone lying in the street.

Pomona Police Chief Mike Olivieri provided grim updates over Twitter, posting: “It is with a heavy heart that I must report that one officer did not survive.”

He added the second officer wounded was in stable condition.

Dozens of law enforcement vehicles lined the streets during a somber morning procession for the fallen officer. Fellow officers saluted as the body was taken by a coroner.

The Pomona officer is the 16th law enforcement officer who was shot and killed this year, according to The Officer Down Memorial Page, which tracks such deaths.

Last month was a particularly violent month after a batch of back-to-back shootings that left officers killed in Chicago, Ohio, Colorado and Texas dead.


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