Third suspect arrested in killing of off-duty Monterey Park officer

Authorities arrested a 3rd suspect on this week’s deadly taking pictures of an off-duty Monterey Park police officer in Downey, police confirmed Friday evening.

Gerardo Magallanes, 18, of San Pedro was taken into custody in reference to the killing of Officer Gardiel Solorio, in line with the Downey Police Division.

Magallanes was booked into Downey jail at 3:14 a.m. Friday, information present. He’s being held on $2-million bail.

His preliminary courtroom look is ready for Tuesday morning in Downey Municipal Courtroom, jail information present. Info on what expenses could also be filed in opposition to Magallanes was not accessible Friday evening.

An officer consoles the household of Monterey Park Police Officer Gardiel Solorio throughout a information convention on the Corridor of Justice on Wednesday in downtown Los Angeles.

(Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Occasions)

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. George Gascón introduced the arrests of the first two suspects — 20-year-old Carlos Delcid and an unnamed 17-year-old — throughout a Wednesday information convention.

Delcid was arrested Tuesday night by Downey police and booked into jail Wednesday afternoon.

He was charged with homicide and a particular circumstance allegation that the homicide was dedicated throughout a theft, tried theft and possession of a firearm by a felon, prosecutors mentioned.

Courtroom information present he was on formal probation for housebreaking and home violence.

Monday’s killing of the rookie police officer seemed to be an tried theft throughout which the suspect bought out of his automotive and confronted Solorio, 26, in a Downey parking zone, Gascón mentioned.

“Officer Solorio tried to flee by backing up his car and the suspect fired a number of occasions,” Gascón mentioned. “The gunman then jumped again right into a getaway automotive pushed by a juvenile and fled the scene.”

The suspect allegedly shot Solorio 5 occasions at shut vary, the district legal professional’s workplace mentioned in a information launch.

Given the specifics of the crime, prosecutors determined it warranted a particular circumstances homicide cost for Delcid.

“We will probably be searching for life with out the potential of parole,” Gascón mentioned.

Beneath California regulation, prosecutors could search the demise penalty in homicide instances with particular circumstances. Gascón opposes the demise penalty however has hardly ever sought life with out parole in homicide instances.

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