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Gun-Wielding Passenger Shot By Pomona Police During Traffic Stop

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A passenger in Pomona emerged from a car that had been stopped during a routine traffic violation holding a handgun, police said. When he failed to drop it, he was shot, reports City News Service. "He did not comply with the officer's orders, and an officer-involved shooting occurred," Peck said. As the L.A. Times notes, potential circumstances that led to the traffic stop and what orders were given by the police were not immediately known, according to Sheriff's Deputy Lillian Peck. The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m. on the 800 block of South Buena Vista Avenue, where a handgun was later recovered.

Peck said no officers were injured, but the suspect, who was shot once in the torso, was rushed to an area hospital where he is in serious condition.