Cal Poly Mark Manlapaz Fatal Pomona Stabbing Suspect ID’d As Rodney Lee Hunter Jr

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LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — A man fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies after allegedly stabbing to death Cal Poly Pomona security officer, Mark Manlapaz, has been identified as campus custodian, Rodney Lee Hunter Jr., authorities said.

Hunter, 27, was identified as the California Polytechnic State University stabbing suspect following an autopsy Monday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a release.

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Cal Poly Pomona public safety specialist Mark Manlapaz was found with severe stab wounds in his truck on campus about four blocks from where police fatally shot his alleged assailant late in the afternoon of June 29. Manlapaz, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene. source

Detectives have yet to determine a motive for the attack on Manlapaz, authorities said.

Manlapaz was a senior park ranger in Claremont for three years and a 16-year veteran of the university’s campus security team, the city said in a Facebook post.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact police at 911.

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    Rodney Lee Hunter Jr. was a Black student attending Cal Poly Pomona. He worked as a custodian for federal work study.



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