An arrest warrant has been issued for a rookie Los Angeles Police Department officer wanted in the slaying of man gunned down last week in Pomona.
Officer Henry Solis, 27, is considered armed and dangerous, according to the warrant obtained by the Pomona Police Department that charges him with murder in the shooting death of 23-year-old Salome Rodriguez Jr. The victim was found after Pomona police responded to 911 calls reporting gunfire Friday in the area of Third Street and Main Street.
He died at a hospital, and his family are looking for answers.
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"He looked at my son and shot him, cold blooded. I want him to come forward and tell us, brothers and sisters and parents, why did he do this to junior?" His mother Lidia Rodriguez said.
A vehicle wanted in connection with the crime was recovered Sunday in a Pomona alley near Main Street and Monterey Avenue, police said. The location is several blocks from where Rodriguez Jr. was gunned down after what authorities described as a fistfight.
On Monday, police said Solis might now be using a brown or tan 1992 Ford pickup with California license plate 4J79703.
Solis, a probationary LAPD officer who was off-duty at the time of the shooting, joined the force in June and was assigned to a station in the San Fernando Valley. He has not reported to work since the slaying.
Police asked anyone with information to call 909-620-2085.