The volunteer fire brigade of the Pomona Police Department has been called in to help quell a violent home invasion that has left one man dead and four others wounded.
Key points:Pomona Police Commissioner Steve Smith said the incident was an “unprecedented situation”Pomora resident Adam Brown, 26, has been charged with murder, attempted murder, and burglaryPomontian police chief David Mazzone said the man who died had been a member of the volunteer fire departmentThe three victims were shot and killed as they were returning home from a job in a nearby city.
“This is an unprecedented situation that is now unfolding, but we are not going to give up,” Mr Smith said.
“Our hearts go out to all those who are in this position, and we ask for their prayers and support.”
Pomorona Police Chief David Moustapha said the officer who died was a member in the volunteer Fire Department.
“The fire department is in shock, and it is very sad that this has happened, and their hearts go to all the victims of this senseless act,” Mr Moustapsha said.
Police say the home invasion was “unexpected”, but said there were no other suspects at large.
“We believe this is an unplanned situation,” Mr Brown said in a statement.
“I have been a volunteer firefighter for seven years.
This is my first time serving in the fire department.”
Pembroke Pines Police said they were also investigating a possible hate crime.
“Based on preliminary information, this may be a bias crime, which we will pursue,” the police department said in an update.
“At this time, it is not known if this is connected to this incident.”
Pimperwinkle fire department chief Kevin O’Hara said the department had been involved in two home invasions, but that there was no evidence of a bias incident.
“It is a very unusual situation that has happened,” Mr O’Malley said.