Three members of a gang and one of their girlfriends faced federal charges on Thursday after a Los Angeles police Dertment officer was shot dead earlier this week.
Fernando Arroyos, 27, was killed Monday night while trying to commit a robbery while searching homes in South Los Angeles with his girlfriend.
Luis Alfredo De La Rosa Rios, 29, has been charged with aiding and abetting racketeering. Ernesto Sisneros, 22; Jesse Contreras, 34; and Rio’s girlfriend, Hayley Marie Grisham, 18, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
If convicted, they could face the death penalty.
IN LOS ANGELES, A GIRL FROM A MILITARY OFFICE WAS HUNTED AT HOME WITH HER BOYFRIEND; 4 Arrested
The suspects arrived at the home facing Arroyos and his girlfriend on Monday night and Rios and Cisneros robbed them with a gun, Justice Dertment reports.
Arroyos reportedly opened fire with one of the suspects and struck him once. He fell in the alley and then died at the hospital.
The suspects fled after Arroyos was beaten.
Investigators have a surveillance video showing the suspects going to another house after the shooting, the publication said.