FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

California SWAT Officer Shot by Motorcycle Gang Member

October 28, 2014  | 

A gunman accused of shooting a Pomona, Calif., police SWAT officer who was serving a search warrant has been identified by authorities as a 36-year-old member of a "dangerous" motorcycle gang, reports the Los Angeles Times.

David Martinez of Montebello was arrested during the pre-dawn hours Tuesday on suspicion of attempted murder and is being held on $1-million bail. He’s due in court Thursday.

The SWAT officer, a 15-year law enforcement veteran who has spent half his career in Pomona, was shot while making entry into Martinez’s home about 2 a.m. in the 100 block of San Marino Avenue, authorities said.

The officer, who has not been identified, is recovering in the intensive care unit at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena.

Pomona police initially said the 45-year-old officer was struck in the face, but at a news conference later in the morning, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials would say only that he was hit in the upper torso. The Sheriff’s Department is handling the investigation.

Comments (11)

Displaying 1 - 11 of 11

RetiredChief @ 10/29/2014 2:08 PM

The officer has passed away from his injury. Prayers for him, his family, his department and all who serve in the SWAT mission

J. Alvarez @ 10/29/2014 2:28 PM

Rest in Peace Officer Diamond.

jim @ 10/29/2014 3:35 PM

does any one know what M/C club{gang} the shooter is in??

RetiredChief @ 10/29/2014 6:02 PM


RetiredChief @ 10/29/2014 6:02 PM


RetiredChief @ 10/29/2014 6:02 PM


jim @ 10/29/2014 7:00 PM

local news is reporting Mongols

Al Sheppard Retired NYPD @ 10/30/2014 6:04 AM

RIP Brother

joe @ 10/31/2014 9:11 AM

My prayers to him and his family. Please also keep in your prayers the two Chandler PD (Arizona) Motor officers, one struck and killed from a red light runner on Tuesday 28 October 2014 and another this morning the Motor Officer was struck from behind at a red light by a DUI, 31 October 2014. This is devastating to their families and to their LEO family.

dosha @ 10/31/2014 3:15 PM

No he was a Mongol. Not an Outlaw

dosha @ 10/31/2014 3:21 PM

this is fishy, whether the press will broach the subject or not, there probably isn’t a competent defense lawyer in Los Angeles who will not say privately that they think Diamond was probably killed by the accidental discharge of shotgun being held at the ready by another cop. The most likely series of events is that a Swat officer standing behind Diamond with his finger on the trigger of a shotgun was jostled as the team broke into the Martinez home. The buckshot would have penetrated Diamond’s Kevlar helmet and then fragments of the helmet or deformed pieces of buckshot would have wounded Martinez’ father.

Join the Discussion

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Prosecutor Says Officer Dragged by Alleged Gang Member Will Never Recover
A prosecutor told a jury in Brooklyn on Wednesday that the NYPD officer who was struck and...

Police Magazine