Officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department said firefighters were called to the scene about 5:10 p.m. to help two victims caught in a traffic crash, said fire dispatcher supervisor Bryan Webb.
The collision involved an individual with a gun, and apparently escalated into a standoff with Pomona police. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
One witness said the incident involved a police pursuit between officers and two suspects after their truck collided with another vehicle and then smashed into a wall in front of a house.
At one point, authorities ordered passengers in the truck to “come out with your hands up,” said John Nickoley, who witnessed the incident. Then a shot came from the car and police opened fire on the vehicle, he said.
He said more than a dozen shots were fired.
The traffic victims were rescued, but details on their condition were not available. No officers were injured.
-- Esmeralda Bermudez
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Photo: A vehicle that was struck by a fleeing suspect's truck just moments before a fatal officer-involved shooting. Credit: Robert Gauthier