Police Officer Gregory Casillas
Pomona Police Department, California
On Friday, March 9, 2018, Police Officer Casillas was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a man in the 1400 block of South Palomares Street following a vehicle pursuit.
After officers attempted to stop it for reckless driving. The driver crashed into another vehicle right before fleeing on foot and entering and apartment. As two officers attempted to make contact with the man he fired at them striking both officers.
Both officers were transported to a local hospital and Officer Casillas later succumbed to injuries. The suspect remained barricaded inside the home.
Police Officer Gregory Casillas had served with the department for only six months.
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One Pomona Police Officer has been killed and another wounded after they were shot Friday night (March 9, 2018).
This incident started as a barricaded subject call at around 9:00 p.m. in an apartment located in the 1400 block of Palomares Street, according to police.
After police responded to the incident, one officer was fatally shot in the head and a second was wounded by the same gunfire. The wounded officer was reportedly listed in “stable condition.”
The suspect has not been taken into custody and the standoff is ongoing at this time.
This story is developing and Officer Down US is monitoring the situation. Please check back for updates.
Christopher Ryan Morton
Officers were sent to a home at approximately 9:30 p.m. on March 6th, 2018 in reference to a 911 hangup call.
Police responded to the home, which is located in the 300 block of West Grandriver Street, and went inside. Once inside, the suspect immediately began firing shots with a semi-automatic rifle hitting three different officers.
Officer Christopher Ryan Morton, 30, remained in a back bedroom until he was rescued by other officers. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
During the shooting two other officers were injured. Both suffered “minor injuries” according to a spokesperson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Officer Morton had served as both a reserve officer and full-time officer with the Clinton Police Department for three years. The department says that Officer Morton had recently returned to full-time status following the line of duty death of Officer Gary Michael on August 6th, 2017. Officer Morton was a veteran of the Army National Guard.