Man killed by police after fatal stabbing at Cal Poly Pomona identified as campus custodian

A shooting this afternoon on the campus of Cal Poly Pomona left a university park enforcement office
Cal Poly Pomona public safety specialist Mark Manlapaz was found with stab wounds on June 29. His alleged assailant was shot by police.

A man fatally shot by police after allegedly stabbing a Cal Poly Pomona security officer to death also worked on campus as a custodian, authorities said.

Rodney Lee Hunter Jr., 27, was identified after an autopsy Monday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a release.

Cal Poly Pomona public safety specialist Mark Manlapaz was found with severe stab wounds in his truck on campus about four blocks from where police fatally shot his alleged assailant late in the afternoon of June 29. Manlapaz, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pomona police and campus police officers were on the scene when the shooting occurred.


Detectives have yet to determine a motive for the attack on Manlapaz, authorities said.

Manlapaz was a senior park ranger in Claremont for three years and a 16-year veteran of the university’s campus security team, the city said in a Facebook post.

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11:40 a.m.: This article was updated to clarify that the suspect was fatally shot by police rather than by sheriff’s deputies.

This article was originally published at 7:35 a.m.

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