LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two alleged gang members charged within the theft and killing of an off-duty Los Angeles police officer will stay in federal custody with out bail, a choose dominated Friday.
Officer Fernando Arroyos, 27, was fatally shot at about 9:15 p.m. Monday in an unincorporated space of south Los Angeles County that’s within the territory of the Florencia 13 (F13) gang.
The suspects allegedly focused him due to two silver chains or necklaces round his neck, authorities stated Thursday once they introduced federal fees in opposition to three alleged gang members and one affiliate.
Authorities have stated Arroyos was looking for a home together with his girlfriend when a pickup truck approached. A number of suspects received out, there was an argument and gunfire was exchanged between the assailants and the officer. Arroyos was shot as soon as; his girlfriend was not damage.
The defendants are charged with violent crime in assist of racketeering as a result of the crimes have been allegedly dedicated in furtherance of the gang, authorities stated.
The suspects are alleged gang members Luis Alfredo De La Rosa Rios, 29, generally known as “Lil J”; Ernesto Cisneros, 22, generally known as “Gonzo” and Jesse Contreras, 34, generally known as “Skinny Jack” and “Flaco.” Rios’ girlfriend, 18-year-old Haylee Marie Grisham, is taken into account an affiliate of the gang.
Rios and Contreras have been ordered held with out bail Friday and are scheduled to return to federal court docket on Jan. 28, in line with the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace in Los Angeles.
Their attorneys didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark Friday evening.
Grisham is anticipated to look in court docket on Tuesday. Cisneros is within the hospitals for accidents sustained in the course of the assault and it isn’t recognized when he will likely be in court docket. It was not instantly clear whether or not they had attorneys who might communicate on their behalf.
All 4 have been taken into custody Wednesday.
Rios and Cisneros are the defendants who allegedly robbed and shot at Arroyos and his girlfriend however all 4 suspects have been on the scene and concerned within the crime, authorities stated.
Florencia 13 is a Latino avenue gang based within the early Fifties and based mostly within the Florence-Firestone neighborhood of South LA, in line with a federal affidavit. The violent group controls drug trafficking within the space and is allegedly overseen by the Mexican Mafia.
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