Cop Charged With Murdering Citizen, Flees to Mexico
MEXICO CITY – A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight was arrested Tuesday in northern Mexico, officials said.
Henry Solis, 27, was captured by Mexican security forces in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, the Chihuahua state attorney general’s office said. The arrest was made thanks to an exchange of information with U.S. authorities and intelligence work, it said.
“Henry Solis will be put at the disposition of Mexico’s migration office so that he can be handed over to the appropriate authorities,” a statement from the office said.
Solis, who was a probationary LAPD officer, is wanted in the shooting death of Salome Rodriguez, 23, outside a nightclub in Pomona on March 13. Investigators said the two had gotten into a dispute in the club.
Solis’ father was later arrested and charged in a federal court in El Paso, Texas, with making false statements to FBI agents to help his son escape to Mexico.
A $25,000 reward had been offered for information leading to the arrest of Solis.