Death of LAPD Officer Fernando Arroyos: DOJ charges 4 suspects


Three alleged gang members and one of their girlfriends face federal charges Thursday after the officer shot and killed an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer earlier this week.

Officers say 27-year-old Fernando Arroyos was killed Monday night while trying to rob a house in south Los Angeles with his girlfriend.

Luis Alfredo de la Rosa Rios, 29; Ernesto Cisneros, 22; Jesse Contreras, 34; And girlfriend Hailey Marie Grisham, 18, of Rio, according to the US Justice Department.

They could be sentenced to death if the crime is proven.

Los Angeles police officer Fernando Arroyos, 27, was killed Monday night while hunting with his girlfriend. Four suspects have been arrested in the case, officials said.
(Los Angeles Police Protective League)

A Los Angeles off-duty police officer was shot and killed while hunting home with a girlfriend; 4 captives

Arroyos and his girlfriend were seen at their home Monday night and Rios and Cisneros robbed them with a gun, according to a Justice Department release.

Memorial photo of Los Angeles Police Officer Fernando Arroyos

Memorial photo of Los Angeles Police Officer Fernando Arroyos
(Los Angeles Police Protective League)

Arroyos exchanged gunfire with one of the suspects and was shot once. He collapsed in the alley and died in hospital.

The suspect is said to have fled after being struck by Arroyos.

Investigators have released surveillance video of the suspect going to another home after the shooting.

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