By Victoria Kim, Richard Winton, Andrea Castillo and Irfan Khan
Los Angeles Times
A Pomona, Calif., police officer was shot and killed and another was wounded Friday night by a man who remained barricaded inside an apartment complex Saturday morning.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must report that one officer did not survive. The second officer is in stable condition,” Pomona Police Chief Mike Olivieri said Saturday morning on Twitter.
Around 7 a.m., a loud bang was heard, and an officer called for the man to come out with his hands up. Officials said SWAT officers made contact with the man. Police said they didn’t know how many weapons he ha with him.
At a news conference Saturday morning, authorities said the incident began as a police pursuit that ended near the apartment complex when the man’s car crashed. He ran from his vehicle and was followed by officers on foot.
He went into the apartment complex and barricaded himself inside one of the units. When officers arrived, authorities said, he fired through a door, hitting the two officers.
The incident began about 9:10 p.m. Friday when dispatchers relayed reports of an officer down. A law enforcement source said about 75 officers from several agencies converged on the scene but were unable to move the wounded officers to safety at first because of gunfire.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department was called around 9:30 p.m. to assist, said dispatch supervisor Jeremy Stafford.
Video on local news reports showed officers trying to perform CPR on a man lying on the pavement.
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