After days of looking, a 20-year-old and a 17-year-old have been arrested in reference to the, an off-duty Monterey Park police officer.
The alleged gunman, 20-year-old Carlos Delcid, is predicted to be arraigned Thursday in Downey on costs of homicide, tried theft and possession of a firearm by a felon.
A 17-year-old, who was mentioned to be driving the getaway car, was additionally arrested and charged for participation within the crime, Gascón mentioned.
In response to Gascón, Delcid is dealing with life in jail with out the potential of parole.
The taking pictures occurred at round 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon within the parking zone of an LA Health gymnasium positioned within the 12700 block of Lakewood Boulevard in Downey. The off-duty officer was discovered affected by a number of gunshot wounds inside his Dodge Charger with a shattered driver’s facet window.
Regardless of revival efforts from each Downey Hearth Division and a very good Samaritan, Solorio was pronounced useless on the scene.
In response to Gascón, Delcid had exited a automobile close by and approached Solario with a gun drawn in what seemed to be an tried theft.
Solorio tried to flee by reversing his car when the suspect fired a number of instances, Gascón mentioned. Delcid then returned to a car, pushed by the juvenile, and the 2 fled from the scene.
In response to courtroom data, on Feb. 10, authorities arrested Delcid for 5 legal costs: housebreaking, home violence, assault with a lethal weapon — apart from a firearm, false imprisonment and witness/sufferer intimidation. He pled no contest to the housebreaking and home violence costs, whereas the opposite three have been dropped.
Delcid was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 4 years of probation a month afterward March 10. He was launched in the future after.
He was additionally arrested for an unknown felony in January. Nonetheless, the District Legal professional’s workplace declined to file costs citing inadequate proof.
Solorio, 26, had only in the near past joined the Monterey Park Police Division as a recruit in January and had most just lately graduated from coaching academy and started subject coaching in late July.
He was a Bell Gardens native and a California State College, Los Angeles graduate. The youngest of 13 kids, Solorio was described as a family-oriented man who was “hard-working, devoted and took each facet of coaching severely,” as detailed by fellow police.
“Though his time with (the division) was very quick, all of us knew from the second we met him that he had the center of service and was going to be an important officer,” mentioned Chief Kelly Gordon. “The household and division are grieving proper now, and that is an particularly troublesome tragedy. It is a mindless act of violence. He was solely 26 years outdated. I do not find out about all of you, however I’ve kids that age. So to me, that is notably troublesome.”
Associates, household and family members have, remembering him for a number of causes, together with his affinity for understanding.
“He was simply a tremendous man,” mentioned buddy Jenny Escobar. “I simply cannot consider that he is gone. He used to show us exercise.”
Flower preparations and messages of condolences have been displayed all through the Monterey Police Division headquarters on Wednesday. Neighbors confirmed as much as put extra candles out and pay respects.
“Simply to point out him that folks do care and other people to understand what he was doing and I really feel for his dad and mom and his household,” mentioned Elizabeth Picou, a Downey resident. “Having youngsters myself of his age I feel that hit residence rather a lot too.”
A far-long procession of first responders led the best way as Solorio’s physique was transported to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Workplace Monday night, as they paid respect to their fallen colleague.