Jun 30, 2018
Pomona, CA – Friday, June 29, 2018 at about 4:30 p.m. several Officers with the Pomona Police Department and various other law enforcement agencies in the area responded to what was described as a "very bloody scene" according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. John Corona.
According to information obtained near the scene, a suspect only described as a 31 year old male who wore attire commonly used by building custodians confronted a 37 year old male Cal Poly Parking Enforcement Officer also described as a Security Specialist while the parking enforcement officer sat in his truck at the entrance to the south campus entrance conducting access control on Estate St and Pomona Blvd just after the gated entrance. Corona stated that the parking enforcement officer was stabbed multiple times as well as slashed and he succumbed to his injuries at the scene inside his truck.
The parking enforcement officer was discovered by another colleague whom immediately informed the authorities.
After the initial confrontation the suspect left that scene and was then observed at a rural area of the Cal Poly campus by individuals who then called police and only described him "being out of it and covered in blood." The suspect had arrived at the rural area operating a Cal Poly campus truck.
At the rural area of the Cal Poly campus after students called police a Cal Poly Police Officer and a Pomona Police Officer located the suspect and after the suspect did not obey the officers commands to stop so that he may be detained or arrested both officers opened fire and the suspect fell to the floor. The exact circumstances at the second scene why the officers opted to open fire is still unknown however, a knife believed to have been used in the murder was recovered near the suspect. The suspect was later also declared dead by responding medical personnel.
Police did not believe other suspects were at large but they searched the campus for others as a precautionary measure.
A safety alert was issued on campus via text messages and computer screens according to a Andre Velasco who was in class at the moment.
Several streets were cordon off by police and traffic was backed up in all directions on city streets.
The motive for this horrendous crime is unknown at this time and it's unclear whether the suspect and the victim knew each other.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department is investigating this incident.