Pomona SWAT Officer Shaun Diamond came home to San Gabriel area where he and his siblings had gone to school and attended church. Officer Diamond was shot while serving with a SWAT Team to deliver a Search Warrant Tuesday, October 28 in San Gabriel.
He died of his gunshot wounds the following morning.
Although he was in San Gabriel on police business, Officer Diamond, 45. grew up in the San Gabriel area and he, and his siblings attended St. Anthonys School located on San Gabriel Boulevard. His mom, Joyce Diamond, was a familiar volunteer on the school and church campus, according to many friends.
The city of Rosemead confirmed that Officer Diamond had local roots, issuing the following statement: "The City of Rosemead is saddened with the news of the passing of former Rosemead resident and Pomona Police SWAT Officer Shaun Diamond, 45. We express our most deepest condolences to his family, colleagues, and friends. Officer Diamond was a 16-year law enforcement veteran."
According to the Pasadena Star-News, the shooting occurred at a residence near the intersection of Las Tunas drive and San Marino Tuesday Afternoon. Diamond was a law enforcement veteran having served with the Los Angeles Police Department and the Montebello Department before transferring to Pomona where he served for 16 years.
The shooter was identified by Pomona Police as David Martinez, 36, of San Gabriel and a member of the Mongols Motorcycle Club. Martinez was arrested and booked by the Montebello Police Department. Montebello police was part of an interagency team involved in the case.