2 more charged in Downey officer's killing

Nov 23, 2015 5:42 PM by News Staff

DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) - Two more people have been charged with murder in the shooting of a Southern California police officer who was sitting in his car in a parking lot near a suburban police station.

Los Angeles County prosecutors say 18-year-old Steven Knott and 21-year-old Jeremy Anthony Alvarez are scheduled to be arraigned Monday afternoon along 16-year-old Abel Diaz, who was charged earlier as an adult.

The three each face one count of special-circumstance murder and one count of attempted second-degree robbery. The complaint alleges the special circumstance of murder during an attempted robbery.

If convicted, Knott and Alvarez could face the death penalty. Due to his age, Diaz faces up to life in prison if convicted.

Twenty-nine-year-old Officer Ricardo Galvez was shot to death near the Downey Police Department on Nov. 18.

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