Crime & Justice

Pomona police issue warrant; LAPD rookie cop now wanted for murder

Pomona Police issued this flier naming an LAPD rookie cop as a person of interest in a murder case.
Pomona Police issued this flier naming an LAPD rookie cop as a person of interest in a murder case.
Pomona Police Department

12:55 p.m.: LAPD rookie cop now wanted for murder

Police have obtained an arrest warrant for Los Angeles rookie cop Henry Solis, charging him with murder in a fatal fight in Pomona's downtown bar district on Sunday.

Pomona police had earlier referred to Solis, a probationary officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, only as a "person of interest" in the shooting death of Salome Rodriguez Jr.

In an advisory released Monday, police said that Solis knows he is wanted and that he should be considered armed and dangerous.

— KPCC staff

9:55 a.m.: Police locate car of rookie LAPD cop sought in killing

Authorities have located the personal car of a rookie Los Angeles police officer wanted for questioning in a deadly shooting, but they haven't found him yet.

Police in Pomona, a suburb east of Los Angeles, said Sunday the Volkswagen Jetta belonging to Officer Henry Solis was discovered a short distance from where a young man was gunned down two days earlier.

Solis was off-duty during the early Friday shooting that killed 23-year-old Salome Rodriguez, and he failed to report to work the next day. Police say they have reason to believe he knows investigators want to talk to him.

Pomona police have issued a poster calling the 27-year-old Solis a "person of interest" in the shooting that occurred in a downtown bar district after two men got into a fight.

— Associated Press

This story has been updated.