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Rookie LAPD Officer Wanted For Murder Fled To Texas With Help From Dad

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The rookie LAPD cop wanted for murder fled to Texas with help from his dad.According to a federal arrest warrant that was issued on Thursday, Henry Solis was driven to El Paso by his father after the early Friday morning fight that led to the shooting death of Salome Rodriguez in Pomona. Solis is suspected of pursuing and fatally shooting the 23-year old Rodriguez. He did not check in to work with the LAPD the next day, and has since been terminated by Chief Beck.

According to KPCC, the elder Solis, Victor, admitted he dropped off his son at a bus stop in El Paso but has no idea where he is now. City News Service also reports that the filing read that, "[Henry] Solis made incriminating statements about his role in the murder of Rodriguez and stated that he would never be seen again."

Solis is described as 5'9" and 185 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. The public is warned that helping Solis, who is considered a fugitive, is a felony. Anyone with information should call 909-622-1241.

There is a GoFundMe set up for Rodriguez's funeral expenses here.