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On May 6, 1961, 44 year-old Los Angeles Police officer Sidney Riegel was shot and killed by 31 year-old robbery suspect Thomas (Kiko) Arroyo Estrada, also known as Thomas Leiva. Riegel's partner, Ronald Traurig was wounded in the shootout that occurred at the San Fernando Garden Apartments, 12923 Pierce Street, in Pacoima. After an intense week-long manhunt, Estrada turned himself in to police and confessed. He was sentenced to life in prison. Suspect in police slaying, Thomas Estrada, is guarded by Sheriff's Deputy Richard Stewart. Photograph caption dated June 28, 1961. See images 00154376 through 00154389 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
00154388 Valley Times Collection; HCNVT_d058_f6_i24 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/126809
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