LAPD ufficiale Fernando Arroyos, 27, è stato ucciso a colpi di arma da fuoco a South Los Angeles durante un tentativo di rapina mentre stava guardando le case con la sua ragazza Jan. 10. è stato ucciso a colpi di arma da fuoco a South Los Angeles durante un tentativo di rapina mentre stava guardando le case con la sua ragazza Jan, and one of the suspects and was hit once, federal authorities said.
Arroyos collapsed in an alley and later died at a hospital.
Luis Alfredo De La Rosa Rios, 29; Ernesto Cisneros, 22; Jesse Contreras, 34; and Rios’ girlfriend, 18-year-old Haylee Marie Grisham, were charged in federal court with violent crime in aid of racketeering, which carries a potential death penalty and minimum sentence of life in federal prison without the possibility of parole.
The three men are members of F13, Grisham is a gang associate, and they carried out the attack to increase and maintain their position within the gang, il Dipartimento di Giustizia ha detto.
According to The Los Angeles Times, F13 was formed in South Los Angeles in the 1950s and is largely controlled by the Mexican Mafia prison gang, which is made up of about 140 uomini, most of them incarcerated.
“F13 is a large, multi-generational street gang that previously has been the subject of federal prosecutions, including two large racketeering cases,” ha detto il DOJ.
The Times reported earlier this month that Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva asked federal authorities to handle the situation because he didn’t believe Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon’s office would be tough enough.
The LAPD hosted a fundraiser for Arroyos’ family Wednesday at the Olympic Division station where the officer was stationed.
“He was a really humble hard worker, always walked around with a smile, and he was just really, really nice to be around,” an officer told FOX 11. “We’re going to miss him a lot. He’s family to us.”