Carjacking suspect shot in officer-involved shooting in Pomona

POMONA, Calif. (KABC) -- A carjacking suspect was shot during an officer-involved shooting in Pomona early Thursday morning.

Authorities said the incident happened around 12:30 a.m. near Rio Rancho Road and Rancho Valley Auto Center Drive. Officer were investigating a carjacking that involved an armed suspect.

While officers were interviewing victims, a search was also being conducted and the suspect was found. At some point, an officer-involved shooting occurred and the suspect was shot once in the torso.

Authorities said the suspect was hospitalized in stable condition. No officers were injured in the shooting.

The carjacking incident had occurred at a different location about half an hour before the shooting occurred. Police said the suspect walked into traffic, stopped a car and used his gun to intimidate the victims. He tried to get in and drive away, but couldn't get the car to move.

That is when the suspect fled the scene and officers found him a short time later. A weapon was recovered from the scene, authorities said.

Rio Rancho Road from Park Avenue to Highway 71 was closed for some time during the investigation and clean up.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is handling the investigation.

Anyone with more information on the incident is urged to call the department's homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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