Fernando Arroyos Wiki – Fernando Arroyos Biography
Fernando Arroyos was an off duty LAPD officer, who was shot dead during a robbery on Monday as he was house hunting with his girlfriend, officials said.
He was a three-year veteran of the force, assigned to the Olympic Division.
He was 27 years old.
LAPD Officer Shot Dead During Robbery
The shooting unfolded Monday evening in the 1700 block of East 87th Street in unincorporated Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, leading the investigation, said.
Deputies responded to the scene at 9:16 p.m. following a report about an assault with a deadly weapon and a gunshot victim and found Arroyos “lying unresponsive” in the alley suffering at least one gunshot wound; the sheriff’s office said.
He was transported to Saint Francis Medical Center, later pronounced dead.
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore told members of the Board of Police Commissioners Tuesday that Arroyos was killed during a gunfight with 3 men who tried to rob him.
The police officer had been looking at a home to buy with his girlfriend when the couple was approached by the alleged robbers, two of whom opened fire, detectives told NBC Los Angeles.
Arroyos told his girlfriend to run and exchanged gunfire with the suspects but was struck, they said.
Moore told board members the officer had a “bright future” that was “taken away” in a street robbery.
Five adults — three males and two females — have been detained in the investigation, but none have been charged with the murder, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’sSheriff’s Office. Their names were not released.
The sheriff’s office said it also received a report of a second man suffering from a gunshot wound found a few miles from the original shooting scene. He was transported to a local hospital and treated for his injuries.
“It is yet to be determined if that individual, or that shooting incident, are related to this incident,” the sheriff’s office said.
On Tuesday, Mayor Eric Garcetti paid tribute to Arroyos at a news conference on an unrelated matter.
“This man died a hero trying to defend himself and his girlfriend,” he said.