Greggory Casillas, a 30-year-old Latino police officer, died Friday, March 9, after he was shot in the 1400 block of South Palomares Street in Pomona, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Casillas was a new Pomona Police officer, working the last shift of his six-month field-training period, when he got into a pursuit with a reckless driver who refused to pull over, The Times reported.
The pursuit ended around 9 p.m., and the driver fled into a nearby apartment complex and barricaded himself inside, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department news release.
When Casillas and another officer chased after him, the suspect shot through the door, according to the news release. Casillas was struck first, around 9:10 p.m., and the second officer was struck in the face when he tried to pull Casillas to safety.
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