Police officer fatally shot, another wounded in California incident

Credit: Mario Tama

Credit: Mario Tama

One California policeman was fatally shot and another was injured Friday night at the scene where a suspect was barricaded, The Los Angeles Times reported.

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Pomona Police Chief Mike Olivieri said in a tweet at about 1:35 a.m. Saturday that one officer had died and the other was in stable condition. The deceased officer was identified Saturday afternoon as Gregory Casillas, 30, The Daily Bulletin reported.

A man wearing only underwear was led away in handcuffs, the Times reported. Isaias

De Jesus Valencia, 39, was arrested and charged, according to KTTV. Pomona is located about 30 miles east of Los Angeles.

The incident occurred at about 9:10 p.m., police said. The officers, both with the Pomona Police Department, were taken to a hospital.

News footage showed gunfire exchanges while a wounded officer was receiving medical attention, Fox News reported.

Casillas joined the Pomona police force in September, The Daily Bulletin reported Saturday.

“Greg is a hero. A man to look up to. He left his family at home to protect yours, and his ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten,” Olivieri said.