A Pomona man was shot dead by Ontario police after a vehicle pursuit and collision in unincorporated Pomona.
The man has been identified as 39-year-old Miguel Angel Rodriguez. He was driving in the area of Mission Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue the evening of May 27th, when police instructed him to pull over. A passenger was inside the vehicle as well; no details were provided regarding the reason for the attempted traffic stop.
Rodriguez refused to stop and instead led police on a pursuit through Montclair and Pomona. The chase ended near Ninth Street and Kadota Avenue, when he crashed into another vehicle that contained two occupants. Armed with a handgun, Rodriguez got out of the vehicle and attempted to flee.
“An Ontario Police Department K-9 was deployed and attempted apprehension,” said the Ontario Police Department in a press release. “As officers approached the suspect an officer involved shooting occurred.”
Despite officers’ attempts to conduct lifesaving measures, Rodriguez was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The passenger in the vehicle with Rodriguez had no reported injuries from the collision and remained at the scene for the investigation. The driver and passenger of the other vehicle remained at the scene as well. The driver was treated for minor injuries, and the passenger had no reported injuries from the collision.
Police located a handgun at the scene.