Murder charges for former LA cop
Murder charges for former LA cop
A former Los Angeles police officer was in Los Angeles Superior Court, having been accused of the March 2015 murder of Salome “Junior” Rodriguez, 23, outside of a nightclub in Los Angeles. The men engaged in a fist fight inside a nightclub, then moved to a parking lot, where Henry Solis is alleged to have shot Rodriguez.

Alcohol may have had role in murder

Solis worked out of the Devonshire station for nine months as a probationary officer, but was off-duty at the time of the murder. Henry Solis, who had previously been employed as a police officer in Los Angeles and had also served in the US Marine Corps, fled to Mexico with his father, crossing the Mexican border on foot. Solis was arrested in Juarez in May, and was returned to the United States. Victor Solis, Henry’s father, was recently convicted of helping his son escape, and could be sentenced to as many as 5 years in prison, with a fine of as much as $250,000.

A cab driver testified that following the murder, he gave Solis a ride to his car, which was in Pomona. The driver said at the time that Solis seemed disoriented and had been drinking. The driver also said that Solis talked about a Marine acquaintance of Solis who had committed suicide.

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