One officer killed, another wounded during California SWAT situation

  • One officer killed, another wounded during California SWAT situation

One officer killed, another wounded during California SWAT situation

A gunman who shot two police officers, killing one of them, held a SWAT team at bay on Saturday as he barricaded himself inside an apartment and showed no signs of giving up more than 12 hours after the standoff began, authorities said. "The officers attempted to contact the suspect when the suspect began to shoot through the door, striking two officers".

It remains unclear whether the barricade situation is still ongoing, and no details about the suspect have been released. Pomona Police Chief Michiael Olivieri said one of the officers was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The suspect crashed into a parked vehicle before fleeing on foot, sheriff's officials reported.

A second officer who was also shot is in stable condition Saturday.

"I heard something that sounded like machine guns, and it was probably shooting going on for about five minutes, it was pretty insane", neighbor and witness Marcos Vasquez said.

One of the officers died and the other is undergoing surgery.

About 75 officers from other agencies responded to the scene but could not immediately get the wounded officers to safety because the suspect was still active, a law enforcement source said.

Pomona is a city of about 149,000 north of Chino in eastern Los Angeles County.

"We still don't have a positive ID on him", Bergner said. Fellow officers saluted as his body was taken by a coroner.

The shooting happened about 9 p.m. Friday in the 1400 block of Palomares Street, near Fernleaf Avenue, where officers responded to a report of a barricaded suspect at an apartment complex.

There have been 17 officers shot to death in the first 10 weeks of 2018, including an officer killed Tuesday in Missouri.

Officials have not identified the officers or the suspect at this time.