3 charged with murder, robbery in fatal shooting of Downey police officer
Prosecutors charged two more men Monday with fatally shooting Downey police Officer Ricardo “Ricky” Galvez in a botched robbery attempt.
Jeremy Alvarez, 21, and Steven Knott, 18, were charged with one count of murder with the special circumstance that a fatal shooting occurred during an attempted robbery, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. They are also charged with one count of attempted second-degree robbery.
Abel Diaz, 16, of Bellflower, who had been previously charged with murder only, now faces the same charges filed against Alvarez and Knott, prosecutors said. Diaz was charged as an adult and remains jailed in lieu of $1-million bail.