Gardiel Solorio was a police officer from Monterey Park, California, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:
- He was born and raised in Bell Gardens, Los Angeles County, California.
- He was a first-generation college graduate
- He graduated from California State University, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
- He was the youngest of 13 children.
- He was engaged.
- In January 2022, he joined the Monterey Park Police Department as a recruit.
- On July 22, 2022 he graduated from the Los Angeles County sheriff’s academy.
- On July 25, 2022, he started field training with the Monterey Park Police Department.
- While he was off-duty at around 3:25 p.m. on August 8, 2022, he was fatally shot while he was driving his Dodge Charger at the parking lot of an LA Fitness gym in Downey, California allegedly by Carlos Daniel Delcid, then 20, of San Pedro, Los Angeles.
- He died at the age of 26.