Four Charged in Connection with Fatal Shooting of Off-Duty LAPD Officer

Federal prosecutors Thursday evening filed a criminal complaint charging three gang members and one gang associate for the fatal shooting of an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer.

The three men and the 18-year-old girlfriend of one defendant were charged with violating a federal racketeering statute for their roles in the robbery and fatal shooting of Los Angeles Police Department Officer Fernando Arroyos Monday night, according to U.S. Attorney Tracy L. Wilkison.

The charge of violent crime in aid of racketeering carries a potential death penalty and a minimum sentence of life in federal prison without the possibility of parole because the fatal shooting occurred during a robbery, Wilkison said.