Three in Custody Over Shooting Death of Downey (CA) Police Officer

Three people are in custody related to the shooting death of a Downey (CA) police officer on Wednesday.

The two adults and one juvenile in custody have admitted that they intended to rob the officer when the shooting occurred, per the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office (L.A.S.O.). 

Officer Ricardo Galvez, 29, had just completed a training session when he pulled into a city employee parking lot; a facility also open and accessible to the public. 

Galvez was unarmed and not in uniform when two of the suspects approached him and opened fire. 

"There was nothing indicating that he was a police officer when he was shot. I don’t think he even really saw these guys coming up on him," said Lt. John Carina of the L.A.S.O.

Officer Galvez had been with the department since 2010 and was also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having been deployed twice during Operation Enduring Freedom.


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