Pomona Police Officer Shaun Diamond, 45, succumbed to a gunshot wound, October 29th, sustained the previous day as he and members of a regional SWAT team attempted to serve a warrant on a member of the Outlaws motorcycle gang.
Officer Diamond was the lead officer as the team attempted to make entry into the home in the 100 block of San Marino Avenue in San Gabriel. As they breached the storm door the subject inside opened the main door and fired a single blast from a shotgun, striking Officer Diamond in the back of the head. The blast also wounded the subject’s father in the arm.
Other officers immediately pulled Officer Diamond to a safe location and he was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he died early the following morning.
The subject was taken into custody at the scene.
Diamond had served as an officer for 16, 8 of those with the Pomona Police Department. He had previously served with the Los Angeles Police Department and Montebello Police Department.
He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.