Who is Fernando Arroyos Murder Suspect Ernesto Cisneros and What Has He Been Charged With?

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On Jan. 12, 2022, Fernando Arroyos, an off-duty officer was fatally shot during an attempted robbery while house-hunting with his girlfriend and Ernesto Cisneros has been nabbed in connection with the murder.

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Ernesto Cisneros was part of the four people (including a lady) suspected of taking part in the robbery and murder of an off-duty Los Angeles police officer, Fernando Arroyo.


According to prosecutors, Ernesto Cisneros has been charged with federal racketeering counts.

Three are alleged to be members of the Florencia 13 gang, the U.S. attorney’s office said. The fourth is a girlfriend, it said.

The federal prosecution, which is unusual in a local murder case, could bring death sentences and minimum sentences of life without the possibility of parole, because Arroyos is alleged to have been killed during the commission of a robbery.

Charged in federal court are: Luis Alfredo De La Rosa Rios, 29; Ernesto Cisneros, 22; Jesse Contreras, 34; and Haylee Marie Grisham, 18, who is Rios’ girlfriend, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

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