A whole bunch of California cops turned out Wednesday to pay their respects to slain Los Angeles Police Officer Fernando Arroyos Thursday – a 27-year-old who died in a shootout with a bunch of alleged gang members who attacked him as he was home looking along with his girlfriend final month.
The funeral befell Wednesday morning earlier than Arroyos was laid to relaxation on the Forest Garden – Hollywood Hills cemetery.
LAPD Lt. Rex Ingram, Arroyos’ watch commander, described the slain officer as a “bright, shining star of hope” and a task mannequin for his fellow officers and for kids to emulate.
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“You were a product of your community who represented the best of the diverse melting pot we call home in Los Angeles,” he stated throughout a eulogy. “You stood tall, defending life and liberty, so that everyone else could live their American Dream.”
Arroyos, had grown up eager to be a police officer and graduated each Crenshaw Excessive College and the College of California- Berkeley with honors, based on FOX 11 Los Angeles. He joined the police power in 2018.
“We’ve lost an angel in this City of Angels,” Mayor Eric Garcetti stated on the funeral. “God has called Fernando home.”
Police stated final month Arroyos had been killed whereas off-duty in “a senseless act of violence.”
Three suspected “Florencia 13” gang members and a girl face federal fees after allegedly taking pictures Arroyos throughout an tried theft on Jan. 10.
Police have recognized the suspects as Luis Alfredo De La Rosa Rios, 29, Ernesto Cisneros, 22, Jesse Contreras, 34, and Rios’ girlfriend Haylee Marie Grisham, 18. They may face the dying penalty if convicted on federal racketeering fees. The minimal sentence can be life imprisonment with out parole.
Arroyos and his girlfriend have been home purchasing when Rios and Cisneros allegedly held them up at gunpoint and stole some jewellery earlier than an trade of gunfire.
Arroyos suffered a single gunshot wound and died on the hospital. Cisneros additionally appeared injured after the gunfight, based on federal prosecutors, who stated they obtained surveillance video displaying Contreras serving to him exit a black pickup truck linked to the crime.