Teen and two others charged in the murder of California cop killed in botched …

21 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

16-year-old charged as adult in Downey officer’s killing.

A 16-year-old has been charged as an adult with murder in the shooting death of a Southern California police officer in what investigators called a botched robbery. A police spokesman tells PEOPLE that three suspects have been detained in connection with the murder of Officer Ricardo Galvez, a five-year veteran of the Downey, California, police force.

Alvarado also said she spoke to Diaz while he was in police custody, and he insisted that one of the other suspects fired the gunshots that killed Galvez. Before Galvez was killed, the three suspects had been searching for victims to rob in the Downey, Lakewood and Bellflower area, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. On Friday, Corina said that Diaz and the 18-year-old were the two who approached Galvez’s BMW as he sat in a publicly accessible parking lot in civilian clothing after completing a training session around 11 p.m. Once they were in custody, the suspects admitted to trying to rob Galvez, according to Corina, who said Galvez was not targeted because he was a police officer. “There was nothing indicating that he was a police officer when he was shot,” Corina said. “I don’t think he even really saw these guys coming up on him.” Nothing was taken from Galvez, authorities said.

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