On Monday, March 30, 2020, at approximately 7:15pm, Pomona Police Corporal Chad Jensen responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding a man who stated he was the victim of an Assault with a Deadly Weapon in the area of Reservoir St. and Third St. in the City of Pomona. The victim stated the weapon used by the suspect was a sword.
When the Officer arrived in the area, he found the caller (victim) who had sustained a laceration to the head. The victim directed the Officer to the location of the suspect. The Officer located the suspect, who was attempting to conceal himself behind some bushes. Upon making contact, the suspect produced a sword and that is when an Officer Involved Shooting took place. The suspect was struck by gunfire and Officers immediately called the Los Angeles County Fire Department to render medical aid to the suspect and victim, who was struck by the sword.
The victim was taken to a local area hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. The suspect succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
The incident was captured on the Officer’s body-worn-camera as well as the dashboard camera in the police vehicle.
The Pomona Police Department remains committed to accountability and transparency- in use of force encounters and all situations.