Fugitive LAPD Officer Arrested In Mexico In Connection To Murder
A former LAPD officer wanted in the murder of a 23-year-old man was arrested in Mexico today.Authorities had been searching for 27-year-old Henry Solis since the shooting death of 23-year-old Salome Rodriguez Jr. on March 13 in Pomona. Investigators believe Rodriguez was gunned down around 3:30 a.m. at Third and Main streets soon after he and Henry Solis got into a fistfight outside of a Pomona bar, according to CBS Los Angeles. Authorities said they found evidence at the crime scene that linked Henry Solis to the murder.
At the time of the shooting, Solis was off-duty. He had been with the force since June 2014, but didn't show up to work after the shooting. LAPD fired him from the force just days after the incident.
Henry Solis went missing after the shooting, and authorities at the time believed he fled to Mexico. His father, Victor Solis, told FBI agents that he dropped his son off at a bus station and had no idea where he went. However, authorities arrested Victor Solis on March 26 after FBI agents reviewed a surveillance video showing him walking his son across the El Paso, Texas border to Juarez, Mexico the day after the shooting. They accused Victor Solis of lying to authorities and helping his son flee the country.