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The father of an ex-Los Angeles Police officer facing murder charges was sentenced to probation for lying to FBI agents who were searching for his son, according to court papers obtained Friday.

Victor Manuel Solis of Lancaster was sentenced Thursday in federal court in El Paso, Texas, to three years of probation and fined $1,000.

The father was convicted in June of making false statements to the FBI during the search for his son.

Henry Solis, 27, fled to Mexico after the fatal shooting in March outside a Pomona nightclub. The wanted man was arrested in May in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, across the border from El Paso, where the Solis family has relatives.

Henry Solis was deported and returned to Los Angeles to face murder and other charges.

He remains jailed in lieu of $10 million bail pending his next appearance in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom on Aug. 28, when a date is scheduled to be set for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require him to stand trial.

The younger Solis could face a life prison term if convicted.

He allegedly killed Salome Rodriguez Jr., 23, on March 13 while he was off-duty and a probationary officer in the LAPD’s Devonshire Division in the San Fernando Valley.

He was fired by the department soon after becoming a fugitive.

—City News Service

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