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Pomona police shoot gunman during traffic stop, authorities say

Pomona police shot and wounded a gunman during a traffic stop early Sunday, police said.

The incident began when an officer conducted a traffic stop about 1:30 a.m. in the 800 block of South Buena Vista Avenue, said Deputy Lillian Peck of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The male suspect got out of the vehicle holding a handgun, Peck said.

“He did not comply with the officer’s orders, and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” Peck said. Details about what led to the traffic stop and what orders were given were not immediately known, she said.

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The suspect was struck in the torso and transported to a hospital, Peck said. His condition was not immediately known.

A handgun was recovered from the scene, she said. The officer involved was not injured.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide personnel are assisting Pomona police with their investigation, Peck said.

matt.stevens@latimes.com 

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