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Victim identified in fatal Claremont Lodge shooting – Daily Bulletin

CLAREMONT – Authorities on Tuesday identified a man who police say was was shot dead in Claremont by a man who was subsequently arrested.

Officers were dispatched about 12:10 a.m. Monday to the Claremont Lodge, 736 S. Indian Hill Blvd., after a report of gunshots heard in the area, the Claremont Police Department reported.

“Upon officers’ arrival, they found a male in the parking lot suffering from at least one gunshot wound,” police said in a statement. “Officers and paramedics from the Los Angeles County Fire Department performed life-saving measures; however, the male succumbed to his injuries.”

Jose Padilla, 28, of Pomona died at the scene, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said.

“Further investigations led to the identification of the suspect,” the police said. “A short time later, the suspect was located in the city of West Covina and arrested.”

John Martinez, 45, of Pomona, was booked into the Claremont Police Department jail on suspicion of murder and held on $4 million bail. No other suspects were being sought, police said.

Anyone with information on the case was asked to call Claremont police at 909-399-5411.

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