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LAPD Officer Sought In Fatal Pomona Shooting Fled To Texas With Help Of Dad

LOS ANGELES ( — The father of a probationary Los Angeles police officer being sought in connection with a fatal shooting in Pomona drove his son to Texas after the shooting, according to a federal warrant.

Investigators say Victor Solis, the father of Henry Solis, 27, drove his son to El Paso and dropped him off at a bus station. The whereabouts of Solis, who has since been fired by the LAPD, are unknown.

Police say Solis, a rookie, is wanted in the shooting of Salome Rodriguez Jr., 23, who was gunned down near Third and Main streets in Pomona around 3:30 a.m. Friday after a fistfight at a bar. He died at a hospital.

Before joining the LAPD in June, Solis was in the U.S. Marine Corps. He had been out in the field in the San Fernando Valley's Devonshire Division since November.

KCAL9's Sandra Mitchell said the federal warrant also included new details about the murder that touched off the manhunt.

The warrant said after a fight, Solis chased after Rodriguez and shot him multiple times. Investigators said they linked Solis to the murder with evidence left at the crime scene.

The federal warrant also alleges Solis made several incriminating statements to friends and family.

He also reportedly told them he would "never be seen again."

Police say Solis, described as Hispanic, 5-foot-9 and 185 pounds, may be driving a brown or tan 1992 Ford pickup, license number 4J79703.

Anyone with information about Solis' whereabouts was asked to call the Pomona police detective bureau at (909) 620-2085, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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