4 Charged in connection with the murder of an LAPD officer – CBS Los Angeles

Los Angeles (CBSLA) – Four people have been charged in connection with the murder of Los Angeles Police Officer Fernando Arroyos.

Luis Alfredo de La Rosa Rios, 29, Ernesto Cisneros, 22, Jesse Contreras, 33, and Haylee Marie Grisham, 18, are all connected to the gang called Florencia 13, also known as “F13”. Rios, Cisneros and Contreras are believed to be members of F13, while Grisham said in a post-arrest interview she had been with Rios for about a year.

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In the interview, she also said that Rios and two other F13 gang members were “looking for people to rob” the night Arroyos died.

Rios confirmed this in his interview, saying that the group wanted to “make money” by robbing someone.

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All four defendants are charged with “violent crimes for the purpose of extortion” according to court records.

On January 10, 2022, Rios and Cisneros allegedly confronted Arroyos and his girlfriend after the couple completed their search for a home they wanted to buy. According to surveillance footage, the two suspects snatched Arroyo’s chains and stole a black walking stick from his girlfriend. According to the court records, Rios and Cisneros exchanged shots when they stole Arroyo’s necklace. When the suspects fled, Arroyos ran into an alley where he collapsed.

The autopsy looked at death as a homicide and the cause of death as a single gunshot wound.

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According to LA County Prison records, three men, Rios, Cisneros and Contreras, have been arrested on charges of misdemeanors but have never been charged with any felony. Grisham was not charged with a crime until Thursday.

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