Arrest Made in Pomona Murder Case: Man Charged with Suspected Killing of Woman

POMONA, California – A man has been taken into custody on suspicion of murder in connection with the tragic death of a woman in Pomona back in February, as announced by authorities on Tuesday, April 2.

The Pomona Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit made the arrest of 43-year-old Tommy Ray Belin on March 21 in relation to the killing of 25-year-old Andrea Bustillos.

The incident began on February 26, when officers responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a woman potentially overdosing from fentanyl in the 900 block of West Holt Avenue in Pomona. Upon arrival, they discovered Bustillos unconscious with visible injuries. Despite efforts from firefighters to save her, she was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

After identifying Belin as the suspect, he was apprehended in Upland and subsequently booked into the Pomona City Jail on charges of murder, assault, and failure to register as a transient sex offender after relocating from a previous residence.

Questions remain unanswered regarding whether Bustillos succumbed to an overdose or her injuries, as well as the basis for investigators to zero in on Belin as the perpetrator.

The investigation continues as authorities work to uncover more details surrounding this disturbing incident.