California man arrested for killing one police officer, wounding another

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A suspected gunman was taken into custody Saturday afternoon at an apartment complex in Pomona, about 15 hours after he fatally shot one of the city's police officers and seriously wounded another, authorities said.

Casillas was pronounced dead at a hospital, while the second officer shot remains in stable condition.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell confirmed the arrest in a news conference, CBS Los Angeles reports.The standoff ended sometime before 2 p.m. A man to look up to. "He left his family at home to protect yours and his ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten".

Outside the Los Angeles County coroner's office, dozens of police cars lined the streets and officers saluted as the slain officer's body was brought there in a procession Saturday morning.

The driver of the vehicle refused to stop, and a chase ensued, culminating in a traffic collision, Bergner said.

The shootout begun after the suspect evaded police in a pickup, crashed and fled on foot.

The unnamed suspect remained barricaded inside the apartment complex for most of Saturday, though officers had made contact with him, according to the Sheriff's Information Bureau.

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That suspect locked himself in a bedroom, then started firing through the door.

He allegedly opened fire on the officers about 9:10 p.m.

During the standoff, the apartment building had been evacuated as a SWAT team maintained a watch all night and all morning long.

Casillas was a rookie still in field training.

Pomona PD Officer Gregory Casillas was sworn in only six months ago, and was almost finished with field training. Video from the scene also shows officers apparently attempting to revive a wounded comrade using CPR.

In light of Casillas' death, many people have been offering their condolences to Callias on social media.

"We are deeply moved by the love and support we have received from our law enforcement brothers and sisters, our community and people across the United States during this hard time", the Pomona Police Department said.

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