Hispanic LAPD officer, who was shot to death while looking for a house with his girlfriend, was honored at his funeral

The funeral was held at Forest Lawn in Los Angeles.

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Hispanic officer Fernando Arroyos was honored this Wednesday by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) at his funeral service.

Arroyos died while off duty from a gunshot on January 10 while looking for a house with his girlfriend.

The official was fired by his peers at the ceremony held at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hillsin the Hall of Liberty Mosaic Deck, behind closed doors to the public.

“Our deepest condolences, our deepest sorrow. We join you in this painful moment. Thank you for the privilege of being here. I know my words will be inadequate, but I will try to pass on the love and support of the entire Los Angeles Police Departmentsaid LAPD Chief Michel Moore.

Brooks is survived by his parents, his girlfriend, his grandfather and his stepfather.

“We have lost an angel in this city of angels,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti.

His desire: to serve the community

The mother of Fernando Arroyos, who graduated with honors from UC Berkeleydescribed his son as a person who only wanted to serve the community.

“I want to remember my son as a hero for his work. As a son, he was the best. As a grandson, he was the best. And, as I said, I wish all the best for my son,” Claudia Karin said in Spanish through tears during a memorial held shortly after Arroyos’s death.

On January 10, at approximately 9:15 pm, Arroyos, 27, was shot in a robbery that occurred in the 8700 block of Beach Street.in the unincorporated neighborhood of Florence-Firestone, when he was off duty and house hunting with his girlfriend.

Gang members charged in the murder of Arroyos

On January 27, a federal judge charged three suspected gang members and one person connected to the crime with homicide.. The three men and the 18-year-old girlfriend of one of them were charged with violating a federal extortion statute.

Luis Alfredo de la Rosa “Lil J” Ríos, 29 years old; Ernesto “Gonzo” Cisneros, 22; Jesse “Skinny Jack” Contreras, 34; and Haylee Marie Grisham, 18, Rios’s girlfriend, were charged with violent crimes in aid of organized crime to maintain their position within a South Los Angeles Latino gang.

Ríos and Contreras are scheduled to be processed this ThursdayGrisham will have his turn on Monday while Cisneros will do it on February 10 in a federal court in Los Angeles.

According to the complaint filed on January 13 by FBI Special Agent Seamus Kane, Luis Alfredo de la Rosa Ríos admitted that he participated in the murder during questioning with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detectives.

Ríos said that he and the others involved were looking to make money, which he later explained meant stealing goods or money from a person.

After being shot, Arroyos ran outside, but collapsed in an alley.

The officers who responded to the emergency call they found several bystanders trying to revive Arroyoswho was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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