Armed Man Wounded by Pomona Officer Gunfire

An armed man was wounded by officer gunfire Thursday while Pomona police were investigating a carjacking.

The shooting occurred around 12:50 a.m. near the intersection of Rio Rancho Road and Auto Center Drive, according to the Pomona Police Department.

Officers were in the area investigating a carjacking involving an armed suspect. As officers were interviewing the victims and conducting an area search, they found the armed man, at which time an officer shooting occurred, police said.

It wasn't immediately clear what prompted the shooting.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital, where he was displaying stable vital signs, police said.

Consistent with protocol, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Unit will handle the officer-involved shooting investigation, police said.

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