Cal Poly Pomona safety officer stabbed to death, suspect shot and killed

Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Lt. John Corina briefs reporters after a Cal Poly Pomona parking officer was stabbed to death and the suspect was killed by police on Friday, June 29, 2018.PlayLos Angeles County Sheriff's Department
WATCH University officer fatally stabbed, suspect killed

A Cal Poly Pomona Police public security specialist was stabbed to death and the alleged suspect is dead as well after being shot by police on the California campus.

Los Angeles ABC station KABC reports the pair of deadly events took place at about 5 p.m. local time on Friday. Campus police received a call about a stabbing on campus and encountered the suspect when they arrived on the scene.

Pomona Police Department Chief Michael Olivieri said on Twitter that a Cal Poly Police parking officer was killed, and the suspect was shot and killed by responding officers. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department later clarified the victim was a public safety specialist on campus.

No officers were injured responding to the incident, Olivieri said.

"We do not believe there are additional suspects, but searches are taking place as a precaution," Olivieri said.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will take over an investigation of the double killings, Pomona police said.

The fatal stabbing and resulting police shooting happened on the south side of Cal Poly Pomonas campus on Friday, June 29, 2018. Google Maps
The fatal stabbing and resulting police shooting happened on the south side of Cal Poly Pomona's campus on Friday, June 29, 2018.

"This kind man, a public servant who lost his life today, was doing his job: protecting the staff and students at Cal Poly Pomona," the sheriff's department said in a statement. "We are saddened for the victim's loved ones, friends and family."

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Lt. John Corina said at an evening press conference the suspect may have been a custodian on campus.

A safety alert was issued on campus to advise students to stay away from the south side of campus, KABC reported.

Cal Poly's main campus is located three hours north of Los Angeles in San Luis Obispo, California, while its Pomona campus, where the stabbing and shooting occurred, is about 25 miles east of Los Angeles.