17-Year-Old Arrested on Suspicion of Fatally Shooting Roommate in Pomona


A 17-year-old boy suspected of fatally shooting a man he shared an apartment with in Pomona was arrested Monday morning.

Police investigate a fatal shooting in Pomona on July 3, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Police responded to the 100 block of West Second Avenue after they received a call from the teen about 12:06 a.m., a news release from the Pomona Police Department stated.

Officers arrived and found the victim, a man who has not been identified, suffering from at least one gunshot wound inside the apartment. The man did not survive.

Officers first detained, then arrested the teenager who reported the shooting, Lt. Marcus Perez said.

The relationship between the teen and the victim, who shared the apartment together, was unknown, Perez said.

Investigators were talking to witnesses and the suspected gunman to determine a possible motive and find out if there were any prior problems between the two.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Police Department at 909-620-2085.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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