Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

1 officer killed, another wounded in barricade situation

1 officer killed, another wounded in barricade situation

Video shows a wounded officer lying on the ground as other officers perform chest compressions on him.

The Pomona shootings have specifically struck a cord with the local community after details emerged that were eerily similar to the Palm Springs Incident- a rookie officer was killed after being shot through the doorway while trying to make contact with a suspect. Both officers were transported to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, where Casillas died.

The Pomona Purpose Church held a prayer vigil for Casillas at 6 p.m. Saturday at Pomona police headquarters. Casillas' wife, the mother of their two young children, and his family members were joined by his law enforcement family, pastors, residents and city leaders.

More than 12 hours later, the suspect remained in a standoff with authorities, Los Angeles sheriff's officials said Saturday.

The officers tried to stop the driver when the suspect led them on a chase before running into a nearby apartment complex where he barricading himself inside and fired at officers.

The suspect ran into the apartment complex, entered an apartment and barricaded himself in a bedroom. The other is expected to survive after undergoing surgery, Bergner disclosed.

LASD crisis negotiators tried repeatedly to persuade Valencia to surrender during the standoff, which began Friday night, but he refused, Viera said.

When the 15-hour ordeal was over, the suspect was reportedly led from the apartment in his underwear.

"It is with a heavy heart that I must report that one officer did not survive", Olivieri said in a Tweet.

Casillas and a second officer pursued the suspect in a vehicle after he allegedly crashed his auto into an apartment complex in Pomona Friday night, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Officer Gregg Casillas was allegedly shot and killed by a man identified by police as 39-year-old Isaias De Jesus Valencia. "These tragedies are occurring too often, and the pains of sacrifice will never be forgotten".

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