2 car crash in Southern California ends with barrage of police gunfire

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A crash in a Pomona intersection ended with a heavy barrage of police gunfire, wounding one person Sunday evening, authorities confirmed to KTLA.  

The incident unfolded at around 7:45 p.m. in the 600 block of West Holt Avenue, according to a news release from the Pomona Police Department.  

It’s unclear if officers were in pursuit at the time of the crash, but cellphone video captured police firing at a person after they say the suspect pointed a firearm at them.  

The wounded suspect could be seen raising a hand out of the car window before ultimately getting out of the vehicle and lying in the wreckage and shattered glass in the street as officers moved forward with guns drawn and took the person into custody.  

Police said the person was rushed to the hospital in stable condition.  

A firearm was recovered at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

Authorities encouraged residents to avoid the area while investigators canvased the scene for evidence.  

No information about the age or gender of the suspect was provided.  

Investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will assume the investigation into the police shooting.  

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.