Officer Gone Bad?: Rookie Cop Gone Missing after Fatal Shooitng

Henry Solis was off-duty on Friday morning when gunfire killed 23-year-old Salome Rodriguez, Jr. in Pomona, 30 miles east of Los Angeles, the Pomona Police Department said in a statement on Sunday.

A 27-year-old probationary officer assigned to the Devonshire Division in the San Fernando Valley, Solis later failed to show up for work on Saturday following the shooting, and his car was found on Sunday abandoned near the scene.

“Solis’ whereabouts is unknown, and we have reason to believe that he knows the police are looking to talk with him,” the statement said.

A preliminary investigation found that Rodriguez and another man “were engaged in a physical altercation” just before the shooting,” the police said in the statement. “It is unknown if the suspect and the victim knew each other.”

Rookie LAPD officer’s whereabouts unknown after deadly shooting. Reuters/The Raw Story, 3/16/2015.

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