This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Rookie LAPD Officer Wanted For Murder In Shooting Death
Police have issued an arrest warrant for the LAPD officer who disappeared after the shooting death of a 23-year-old Pomona man. Henry Solis, a 27-year old probationary officer in the Devonshire Division in the San Fernando Valley, is wanted on suspicion of murder and Pomona police say he should be considered armed and dangerous, KTLA reports. The release from police also states that Solis is aware that he is wanted and police are actively searching for him. Up until the warrant was issued yesterday afternoon, Solis had been referred to only as a person of interest.
Salome Rodriguez, 23, was gunned down on Friday morning at about 3:30 a.m. near Third and Main Street in downtown Pomona following a fight at a nearby bar. Rodriguez was shot five times. He tried to run, making it to a friend in a nearby parking lot, but later died at USC Medical Center.
Solis was off-duty at the time of the shooting, but has not shown up for work since. Solis' car was located three blocks away from the shooting.
Solis is described as 5'9" and 185 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He is possibly driving a brown 1992 Ford pickup truck, California license plate No. 4J79703. The public is warned that helping Solis, who is considered a fugitive, is a felony. Anyone with information should call 909-622-1241.
There is a GoFundMe set up for Rodriguez's funeral expenses here.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.