LAPD: Off-duty officer was fatally shot while house-hunting with girlfriend
Officer Fernando Arroyos, 27, "was starting a very promising career," said Chief Michel Moore
By Suzie Ziegler
Police Chief Michel Moore mourned the loss, saying Officer Fernando Arroyos, 27, "was starting a very promising career."
"He found himself, after working a series of days in patrol, to have a day off, enjoying it with his girlfriend on a hunt for a house, a place to live, a place to buy and invest in this city and the future of this region," Moore told CNN.
According to police, the couple was crossing the street to look at a home when three men got out of a pickup truck and tried to rob Arroyos.
"The officer yelled to his girlfriend to leave, to run, go back to the car," Moore told CNN. Shots were fired and Arroyos was hit. His girlfriend assisted him until deputies arrived to take Arroyos to the hospital, where he died.
Five people have been detained in connection with the shooting, but none were immediately charged, according to the report. The investigation is ongoing.
We mourn the loss of Officer Fernando Uriel Arroyos who was killed while off-duty in a senseless act of violence. Officer Arroyos is survived by his parents & girlfriend.— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) January 12, 2022
God bless his family who lost their loved one, & the men and women of the dept during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/XirohPK0oh