Boy, 16, charged with murder in shooting of policeman

(Reuters) A 16-year-old boy was charged with murder on Friday in connection with the killing of a police officer who was shot as he sat in his car outside his department’s headquarters in the Los Angeles suburb of Downey, prosecutors said.

Abel Diaz was one of three people arrested in the death of Downey police officer Ricardo “Ricky” Galvez on Wednesday night following what authorities have described as a botched robbery.