POMONA, Calif. – A man suspected of fatally shooting another man in Pomona was in custody Wednesday.
Officers from the Pomona Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit responded to a shots fired call at 9 p.m. Tuesday at Garey Avenue and Alvarado Street, where they found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds, said Sgt. Edgard Padilla.
The victim was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries, Padilla said.
Witnesses gave police a description of a suspect, who was later arrested.
The homicide was the first in Pomona since a stabbing on Nov. 30, with the victim dying in December, Aly Mejia, the Pomona Police Department’s public information specialist, told City News Service.
There were 19 homicides in Pomona in 2022, two fewer than in 2021, Mejia said.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting was asked to call the Pomona Police Department at 909-620-2085. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or at lacrimestoppers.org.