The Latest: Suspect shot 2 California officers after chase
POMONA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on two police officers who were shot in Los Angeles County (all times local):
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.