Missing LAPD officer ‘person of interest’ in fatal shooting of 23-year-old

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Pomona Police Department (via KTLA).

POMONA, Calif. — A missing Los Angeles Police Department officer is now being considered a person of interest in the fatal California shooting of a 23-year-old, as police in Pomona, Calif., are now asking for the public’s help in finding him.

According to KTLA, Pomona police said they were looking for Henry Solis, 27, in connection with the shooting.

Solis, a probationary officer for the LAPD, not being considered a suspect at this time, KTLA reports, but authorities are choosing to instead use the term “person of interest.”

According to KTLA the shooting occurred at around 3:30 a.m. local time Friday, when the victim, Salome Rodriguez Jr. was shot following an altercation with the shooter. He later died from his injuries.

Cmdr. Andrew Smith, an LAPD spokesman, told the Los Angeles Times Solis had an “unremarkable” history since joining the police department.

KTLA reports Solis is described as Hispanic, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and approximately 185 pounds.

Smith told the Times the LAPD is cooperating in the search.

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