Parking officer killed on Cal Poly Pomona campus

Knife recovered near scene of the murder
Posted at 7:43 PM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-30 02:15:44-04

POMONA, Calif. (KGTV) -- Two are dead in a murder and officer-involved shooting on the Cal Poly Pomona Campus. 

Pomona Police Chief Michael Olivieri confirmed the murder in a tweet Friday at 6:52 p.m. In the tweet Chief Olivieri wrote that a Cal Poly Pomona police parking officer was murdered and there had been a Pomona Police officer shooting with the suspect who did not survive. 

Authorities received calls for help over a possible stabbing from campus police around 4:52 p.m., according to our ABC affiliate in Los Angeles. In a later press conference, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the man was stabbed to death in his truck on campus. A knife was found near the truck. The L.A. Sheriff's Department is handling the investigation. 

The stabbing victim was found by another employee of the university who he worked with. That coworker reported the stabbing to law enforcement. Around the same time another incident occurred on another part of campus called the Lyle Center. Witnesses called police, saying that a man was behaving strangely. 

"Officers from Pomona Police Department and Cal Poly Pomona went up there, contacted this individual and that's when the officer-involved shooting occurred," Lt. John Corina said. 

The suspect died of his injuries. 

At this time, Lt. Corina said the department is trying to figure out a motive for the stabbing. At this point it is still unclear if the suspect who was shot by police knew the stabbing victim. Lt. Corina said it looks like the suspect worked on campus, possibly as a custodian. 

The names of both men have not yet been released. In a tweet Friday night the Sheriff's Department wrote a heartfelt message about the stabbing victim, an officer on campus. 

Some road closures are expected through Sunday, July 1, according to the university's emergency management website.

The Sheriff's Department shared information with the press and public in a Facebook live. You can watch that video below.