Chief Paul Capraro of the Pomona Police Department in California sadly reports the death of Officer Shaun Diamond.
Officer Diamond, 45, was a member of the Pomona Regional SWAT team and was the point officer on an entry team that was attempting to serve a search warrant at a home that was used as a motorcycle gang clubhouse in the 100 block of San Marin Avenue in San Gabriel.
As officers breached the door, a subject fired a single shot from a shotgun which struck Officer Diamond in the head. The shotgun blast also wounded the suspect’s father in the arm.
The suspect, David Martinez, 36, was taken into custody by other SWAT members as Officer Diamond was pulled back to a safe zone and given medical treatment. Officer Diamond was wearing a kevlar helmet, however, he still sustained critical head injuries. He was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his gunshot wound the following morning.
Officer Diamond was an 8-year veteran of the Pomona Police Department. His law enforcement career spanned 19 years as he had previously served at the Los Angeles Police Department and the Montebello Police Department.
He is survived by his wife and two children. Officer Shaun Diamond-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
“Graphic created by Fellow Officer Rose Borisow GraFX”
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