Solis, a homicide suspect appeared in court on Wednesday after he was deported on Tuesday to the U.S. by the Mexican government.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
May 27, 2015
El Paso, Texas – On Tuesday, Henry Solis, 27, a former Los Angeles Police Officer was deported to the U.S. by Mexican authorities after he was arrested in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Intelligence shared about his whereabouts between Mexican authorities and the U.S. led to his arrest in Mexico. Solis was wanted by the FBI for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution in connection with the murder of Salome Rodríguez Jr., 23, on March 13 in Pomona, California.
Solis was still on his probationary period with the Los Angeles Police Department when he allegedly shot Rodríguez. Soon after being identified as the primary suspect for the Rodríguez homicide, Solis was terminated as an officer. Solis while off-duty shot Rodríguez twice in the abdomen, twice in his legs and one shot in the neck. Rodríguez died at a local hospital.
According to the criminal complaint, Solis and Rodríguez got into an altercation at a bar and Solis followed Rodríguez outside and shot him multiple times. Solis was assigned to the tactical unit, according to the LAPD.
Police were able to recover video images showing Solis and his father walking across the border from El Paso, Texas into Mexico several hours after he shot Rodríguez. His father Victor Solis was taken into custody for lying to police.
A $25K reward was offered information leading to his arrest and conviction.