Read the murder complaint accusing an L.A.-area gang member of killing a Whittier police officer
Michael Mejia, an admitted East Los Angeles gang member, is charged with murder in connection with the shooting of two Whittier police officers in February 2017. Officer Keith Boyer was killed and Officer Patrick Hazell was wounded. Earlier in the day, the complaint alleges, Mejia killed his cousin, Roy Torres. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. Mejia has pleaded not guilty.
Sources: Los Angeles County Superior Court