Police Officer Gregory Casillas., Pomona Police Department, California. End of Watch Friday, March 9
Gregory Casillas Police Officer Gregory Casillas was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a man in the 1400 block of South Palomares Street following a vehicle pursuit.
The vehicle fled after officers attempted to stop it for reckless driving. The driver crashed into another vehicle before fleeing on foot and entering an apartment. As Officer Casillas and another officer attempted to make contact with the man he fired through the apartment door, striking both officers.
The officers were both transported to a local hospital where Officer Casillas succumbed to his wounds. The man remains barricaded inside the home.
Officer Casillas had served with the Pomona Police Department for six months.