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Teen Charged With Murder in California Officer's Slaying

November 20, 2015  | 

Officer Ricardo "Ricky" Galvez (Photo: Downey PD)
Officer Ricardo "Ricky" Galvez (Photo: Downey PD)

A 16-year-old Bellflower, CA, resident was charged Friday with murder in the shooting death of a Downey (CA) Police Department officer during a botched robbery earlier this week, prosecutors said.

Abel Diaz is scheduled to be arraigned later this afternoon in a Downey courtroom, and would face life in state prison if convicted in the killing of Downey PD Officer Ricardo Galvez, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Diaz, who is being charged as an adult, is being held in lieu of $1 million. Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation said Diaz was not the gunman. The sources requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Sheriff's investigators said Friday that Diaz and the other two suspects may have also been responsible for a series of recent robberies in the area.

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Tony @ 11/21/2015 8:01 AM

This is very sad. He is alledged to have killed a police officer. For what? A few dollars? Of course, we'll never know if the alledged gunman is an illegal alien. If that is the case, shame on Obama, his administration and all those "open borders" people.

Leonard Mather @ 11/21/2015 10:59 AM

I just hope Diaz is NOT Black, for if he is, we shall have Pandora's Box open to permit Black Lives Matter. More precisely, it should be "Black Lies Matter. BLM has their stats 100% wrong, but Black Lies seem to NOT matter.

[email protected] @ 11/21/2015 7:34 PM

So that's the story their going with, it was a"botched robbery". BS. It was a hit and we all know that. The fact that it occurred in a PD parking area clears that smoke up real quick. What the hell is happening to this world? The little punk they have in custody will never be sentenced. What about the other slime? Really sad. Blues, Stay Safe.

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