Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


FBI Arrests 'Most Wanted' Man Accused Of Killing Pregnant Girlfriend

LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

Philip Patrick Policarpio, the Los Angeles native who was added to the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list last week, was arrested Sunday night, authorities said.City News Service reports that Policarpio was apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at the San Ysidro Port of Entry as he was attempting to as cross into the United States from Tijuana. Laura Eimiller of the FBI said that he was on U.S. soil at the time he was taken into custody.

In April, Policarpio and his pregnant girlfriend Lauren Olguin got into a fight in front of a group of friends. Policarpio beat Olguin before shooting her in the head "in front of everyone," according to FBI Special Agent Scott Garriola. Olguin, who was 17 weeks pregnant, is said to have died instantly.

The L.A. Times reported that at the time of the murder, Policarpio was out on parole for a prior conviction of attempted murder in Burbank.

According to a statement from the FBI, more information about Policarpio's arrest will be made available Tuesday.