Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that his office has filed murder charges against Carlos Daniel Delcid for the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Monterey Park Police Officer Gardiel Solorio who was killed while he was off-duty earlier this week.
“Gardiel was just starting his career in law enforcement and was a rising star who took pride in serving one of our communities when he was tragically murdered,” District Attorney Gascón said. “Senseless gun violence has once again taken someone who pledged to protect others.”
My office stands with the Downey and Monterey Park police departments and the rest of law enforcement in Los Angeles County to support Gardiel’s family and friends during this time of mourning and grieving.”
Delcid was charged in case VA158939 with one count each of murder, attempted robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon with the special circumstance allegation that the murder was committed during a robbery.
He is expected to be arraigned today in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Downey Branch.
On August 8, Officer Solorio had just arrived in a Downey parking lot when Delcid allegedly got out of a nearby vehicle and appeared to demand Solorio’s personal items. As Solorio put his car in reverse, the defendant allegedly shot Solorio five times at close range.
Delcid returned to the nearby vehicle and fled with the 17-year-old driver, who has been filed on in juvenile court for his participation in the crime.
The case remains under investigation by the Downey Police Department.
Source: Press Release