The Latest: Suspect accused of shooting 2 officers arrested
POMONA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on two police officers who were shot in Los Angeles County (all times local):
Authorities say a man accused of shooting two California police officers — killing one of them — has been arrested after a standoff that lasted more than 15 hours.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell says the suspect was taken into custody shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Authorities say Pomona police officers chased the suspect into an apartment complex after the man led them on a pursuit Friday night.
The suspect fired through the door and shot one of the officers. A second officer who tried to pull his wounded comrade to safety was shot in the face.
Officer Gregory Casillas was pronounced dead. The wounded officer was expected to recover.
Pomona Police Chief Michael Olivieri said Casillas started with the police department as a records clerk in 2014 and became a police officer in September.
Coroner’s officials have identified a Southern California police officer who was fatally shot by a barricaded suspect after a pursuit.
Los Angeles County coroner’s Lt. Dave Smith identified the Pomona police officer Saturday as 30-year-old Gregory Casillas, of Upland.
Investigators say Casillas had chased the suspect into an apartment complex after the man led police on a pursuit Friday night.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s Capt. Christopher Bergner says the suspect fired through the door, striking Casillas and another officer. He says the other officer was undergoing surgery Saturday but was expected to survive.
The suspect remains barricaded in the apartment.
A man who led police on a chase in Southern California barricaded himself in an apartment and fired through a door, fatally shooting one officer and wounding another.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s Capt. Christopher Bergner says the suspect remained barricaded Saturday morning in an apartment building in Pomona, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Los Angeles.
Bergner says the man had led police on a pursuit Friday night before he crashed the vehicle and fled on foot. He says officers pursued the man into the apartment building before he fired through a door, striking two Pomona officers.
One of the officers was killed. Bergner says the other officer was undergoing surgery but was expected to recover.
He says crisis negotiators were speaking with the suspect throughout the night.
A California police officer responding to a call of a barricaded suspect has been struck by gunfire and died.
A second officer who was also shot is in stable condition Saturday.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the officers were responding to a call in Pomona around 9 p.m. Friday. Pomona is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Los Angeles in Los Angeles County.
Police Chief Michael Olivieri tweeted overnight that one of the officer had not survived.
Authorities have not released any more information including whether the suspect is in custody.
Police remained on the scene Saturday morning.