Monterey Park, CA: Officer Gardiel Solorio, 26, of Monterey Park Police Department, California, was shot multiple times as he sat in his car in civilian clothes outside a health club in an apparent robbery gone bad.
Solorio was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officer Solorio was sitting in his personal vehicle in a parking lot and was approached by a suspect with a gun. Solorio attempted to flee the scene by quickly driving away, but video footage shows Solorio’s car slamming into a parked van as he tried to make the escape.
The suspect, who was later identified as Carlos Delcid, 20, then allegedly shot Solorio five times at close range.
The other suspect involved, a 17 year old, was the getaway driver for the robbery.
Both were later arrested and LA County DA George Gascon announced that he will be filing charges against the 17 year old getaway driver.
Officer Solorio has been on the force for only a month- he had no enemies.
In fact, he was very well liked by his peers and superiors alike.
In a statement issued by the Chief of Monterey Park Police Kelly Gordon stated:
“He was hard-working, dedicated, and took every aspect of training seriously. He was family oriented. [The] why in the biography, he wrote, ‘was to be a good role model for his nephews.”
Officer Solorio was the youngest of thirteen children and the first in his family to earn a bachelor’s degree. He graduated from California State University with a degree in Criminal Justice.
He had all the traits of a fine, upstanding police officer with the potential for future leadership responsibilities. He could have been a true, positive difference maker.
MPPD Chief Kelly Gordon also stated:
“We all knew from the moment we met him that he had the heart of service and was going to be a great officer. His classmates shared that Officer Solorio had all the characteristics of a great officer. He was humble, dedicated, selfless and hardworking, but even a better person.”
Chief Gordon continued:
“And I could tell that from the moment he walked in and did our first introductions in my office. The family and department are grieving right now, and this is an especially difficult tragedy. It’s a senseless act of violence. He was only 26 years old. I don’t know about all of you, but I have children that age. So to me this is particularly difficult.”
Officer Solorio’s family, who is still in shock over the tragedy has not made any public statements as of yet. They have started a GoFundMe account to help pay for the funeral services.
The Killing Could Have Been Prevented
The alleged gunman, Carlos Daniel Delcid, at 20 years old is already no stranger to the local law enforcement community.
Court documents reveal Delcid has been booked a half dozen times in the past year including several felony charges- domestic violence, carjacking and residential burglary among them.
According to a Fox 11 column:
“Prosecutors were unable to file an enhancement for using a knife in Delcid’s February domestic violence crime due to progressive directives implemented by Gascón.”
California is among the country’s most liberal states and progressive ‘soft on crime’ policies.
In a column provided by ABC 7:
“He was arrested Dec. 8 and released the next day. He was arrested Jan. 20 and released four days later.”
The column continued:
“On Feb. 10, he was arrested and charged on five counts, and was convicted on two for domestic violence against his girlfriend and burglary. He was sentenced March 10 to 180 days in jail and four years of probation, but was released the next day.”
Common sense shows that Delcid is an extremely violent person who shows a complete lack of empathy and compassion for other people. He should have remained in jail long before this ruthless killing over a robbery took place.
Unfortunately, the system has failed yet again and a young Police Officer with just one month on the job had to pay the price for incompetent government leadership peddling to public pressure.
In a statement issued by the LA DA George Gascon, he stated:
“This extraordinary case, given the circumstances, we’ll be seeking life without the possibility of parole.”
A ‘too little, too late’ scenario.
If you want to support the family of Officer Solorio, you can make a financial donation to their GoFundMe page.
California is sinking.
California gun control: Violent gun crime and mass shootings surge in Los Angeles county despite tough gun laws
Posted: JUNE 5, 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA – The woke City of Angels has seen a significant increase in violent crime which coincidently corresponds to when city leaders decided to defund their police department.
Violent crime has deterred law-abiding citizens from buying products and stores to lose thousands due to theft.
It should be no surprise to anyone that this has finally taken a toll on the businesses in the city as they are beginning to close down.
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) July 12, 2022
If there is any city in the United States in which a Starbucks should be located beyond Seattle, Washington, it is Los Angeles.
The rich and famous people that live and work in the city are known for their love of expensive coffee, pastries, and lattes.
Even though the demand for the product is still high in LA, the rich and famous will have to look harder to get their fix as a total of six Starbucks will be closed in the coming months.
Why, one might ask? The answer is simple, the employees and customers are feeling unsafe due to the unfettered crime at these locations.
Some believe it is exacerbated by the company’s public restroom policies enacted in 2018 which became effective after the company came under scrutiny for a manager refusing two black men use of the bathroom as they were not paying customers in Philadelphia.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is considering ending the policy citing the mental health epidemic occurring in the country. During a New York Times DealBook event, Schultz said:
“We have to provide a safe environment for our people and our customers. The mental health crisis in the country is severe, acute, and getting worse…We have to harden our stores and provide safety for our people. I don’t know if we can keep our bathrooms open.”
While no one can factually argue that there is not a significant issue throughout the country with mental illness, the facts are that crime of all kinds is increasing in large metropolitan areas.
Something that is gravely apparent when looking at the crime statistics from the Los Angeles Police Department which notes that more people have been killed by guns in the first six months of this year than during the same period of any of the last 15 years.
— L.A. Daily News (@ladailynews) July 13, 2022
Since the Los Angeles Police Department has lost a significant number of police officers through attrition and defunding from 2020 to current, crime trends have shown an increase as homicides have increased by over 25 percent, stolen vehicles have increased by over 26 percent, shooting victims increased over 51 percent, and robbery and assaults have increased over 16 percent.
Residents and customers of Starbucks in Los Angeles do not need statistics to know that the area is becoming more dangerous. People like Jorge Tellez, who spoke to CBSLA about the violence and closures said:
“You have to have your head on a swivel because [you] never know what’s going to happen to you.”
Starbucks is having to close 16 stores in high crime democrat cities
Obviously 3rd world Portland, Oregon is on the list
Along with LA, DC and Seattle etc
Notice they call it “challenging incidents”
They’re afraid to say the word “crimes committed by thugs” for some reason pic.twitter.com/16js0uHD3Q
— ULTRA MAGA Merica (@MericaMadness) July 13, 2022
Another person, Liz Venz, a Hollywood resident, noted she does not feel safe at all in the area. She said:
“I can’t get coffee. Like, it’s crazy, you can’t walk to work, you can’t live comfortably.”
A former employee of a downtown Starbucks, Julia Lenci, noted not only the safety concerns for the employees and customers but the amount of theft that the stores realized. She said:
“People would come in with duffel bags and take all of our merchandise and run out…It’s gotten progressively worse.”
LA is the epicenter of rising crime in the U.S.
In police-defunded LA, violent crime is rising – and even leftist business owners are closing up shop
POSTED JULY 23, 2022
LOS ANGELES, CA – Gun control advocates may be in for a surprise after learning that Los Angeles County, with some of the most stringent gun controls in the nation, is experiencing a violent crime surge.
— @VetoGunmageddon (@VetoGunmageddon) October 6, 2020
L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva released a video on social media announcing numbers showing a 95 percent increase in murders, a 40 percent increase in grand theft auto, a 7.8 percent increase in rape, a 12.9 percent increase in aggravated assault, and a 22 percent increase in arson.
The Sheriff said the LA County crime statistics were “not good news”:
“All (increases are) huge numbers. Very troublesome and I am going to identify this as existential threat number one, particularly for people who live in communities that have a large percentage of African American and Latino residents. They are the ones in the impact zone.”
The Sheriff then blasted council members for not taking action to address the rapid crime increase, and suggested they were partially to blame:
“I have yet to hear a single motion from the Board of Supervisors addressing this, not one. On another note, related because we have less cops on the street (and) more crooks, less consequences, what could go wrong with that combination, right?”
In the same video, the Sheriff announced that his department would increase the processing and number of concealed weapons permits issued to the public so that they could protect themselves from the criminals running rampant.
— Cactus Howl (@CactusHowl) June 15, 2016
L.A. County, and all of California, has some of the toughest gun control laws in the country. Gun control monitoring site maintained by Giffords Law Center gave California an “A” for gun control saying:
“California has the strongest gun laws in the United States and often leads the way in enacting new approaches to gun safety. The state has the seventh-lowest gun death rate in the country.
“To further strengthen its gun laws, California should increase funding for community violence prevention programs and strengthen firearm removal processes for people subject to court protective orders.”
— Jose Machado🇺🇸🇨🇺 (@JoseMac67851698) August 8, 2019
California gun laws include red flag law, universal background checks, a 10-day waiting period on firearm purchases, firearm registration requirements, an “assault weapons” ban, a limit on the number of guns a law-abiding citizen can purchase in a month, a “good cause” requirement for concealed carry permit issuance, a ban on K-12 teachers being armed for classroom defense, a ban on campus carry for self-defense, and numerous other controls.
As of 2020, California had more gun laws on the books than any other state. As of that year, there were 107 gun laws restricting the possession and carrying of firearms.
Despite these laws restricting the Second Amendment, crime in the streets of cities like Los Angeles and Oakland rages.
May 26, the mass shooting at the VTA rail yard in San Jose became the 18th mass shooting in California this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive. Nine people died in the San Jose attack.
Mass shootings in California, with the gun control laws, are not a rare occurrence. Before the May 26 attack, two mass shootings occurred on May 18. There were seven in the Month of May alone.
— Christopher White UK (@C_W_UK) June 4, 2021
From January through May 26, Oakland had four mass shootings.
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) claims that the violence his own L.A. County Sheriff tells him is running out of control is not a sign that gun control is not working. Three days after the tragic attack in San Jose, he tweeted:
“Some people (…meaning the GOP and NRA) like to point to horrific shootings like yesterday’s and say CA’s strict gun laws don’t work. The reality is that is simply not true.”
In 1993, CA had the 3rd highest rate of gun homicides in the country and the 16th highest rate of gun deaths overall.
Since then CA has become a national leader on gun safety.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) May 27, 2021
He tried to support his argument by using statistics from 1993 and spoke about the “rate” of gun deaths rather than discuss the number of deaths from gun violence:
“In 1993, CA had the 3rd highest rate of gun homicides in the country and the 16th highest rate of gun deaths overall.”
“Since then, CA has become a national leader on gun safety.”
A US judge has overturned California's three-decade-old ban on assault weapons in a move swiftly condemned by the state's governor Gavin Newsom as gun-related homicides surge across Americahttps://t.co/hcJjszdzH0
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) June 5, 2021
In another blow to gun control in California, a federal judge has overturned California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons this week.
In a 94-page decision, federal Judge Roger T. Benitez described California’s assault weapons ban – in place in 1989 – as unconstitutional and defended the right of Americans to own semi-automatic rifles.
The judge wrote:
“Like the Swiss Army Knife, the popular AR-15 rifle is a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment.
“Guns and ammunition in the hands of criminals, tyrants and terrorists are dangerous; guns in the hands of law-abiding responsible citizens are better.”