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Pomona: Noe Escobar Reyes, 41

September 30, 2009 |  2:08 pm


Noe Escobar Reyes, a 41-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by a Pomona police officer on Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the 1900 block of South Towne Avenue in Pomona, authorities said.

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. 

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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

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Comments (6)

wow police have no respect watsover for people. these people were hurt they crash and police expect them to come out with hands up they probaly had broken ribs and the shots were fire accidentaly. nothing will had happen if police wouldnt had gone there.bad job bratton and bad job lee baca you should send these idiots to jail.

If police hadn't gone where? If your a criminal with a gun and you run from the police then you get whats coming to you. At least it one less habitual criminal the taxpayers will have to foot the bill for.

Duarte, your logic escapes me. Care to explain it further?

The deceased was armed and took shots at the officers. Then he paid the price for being so stupid.

End of story and luckily no innocent bystander was injured.

Live by the sword - die by the sword

More like "live like and idiot die like and idiot"

Wow...I knew this guy and he was a nice guy. What I heard here in the city where I live, was that he had just found out his wife cheated on him and he completely went crazy. Now other people are paying the consequences. All this is very sad for our community to hear that Escobar how we use to call hims did not think and hurt innocent people. I just hope god can forgive him and his wife knows how much harm she also cause for not telling him she is no longer in love.


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