One officer was killed and another wounded by a suspect who fired through an apartment door in an ongoing barricade situation in Southern California, authorities said.
The incident began around 9 p.m. local time Friday night in the city of Pomona after police responded to a report of a reckless vehicle, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Christopher Bergner said at a press conference Saturday morning.
Two officers pursued the vehicle which failed to yield, leading to a crash, Bergner said.
The suspect, whose identity is unknown, fled the vehicle and ran into an apartment building, where he barricaded himself in. As officers tried to enter, he fired a gun through the door, hitting two Pomona police officers Bergner said.
Both officers were taken to the hospital where one died from his injuries. The second officer is in serious condition after undergoing surgery.