Arrest Made in Connection to L.A. Sheriff Deputy Shooting

Arrest Made in Connection to L.A. Sheriff Deputy Shooting

On Wednesday, it was announced that a 36-year-old male was arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with the ambush shooting of two L.A. County sheriff deputies a few weeks ago.

Just the News reports:

District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced the arrest and identified the person charged as Deonte Lee Murray.

Murray is accused of shooting the two law enforcement officers Sept. 12 while they sat in their squad car.

Security footage shows an individual approach the deputies’ car and fire a handgun through the passenger window, in the Compton area of Los Angeles. The deputies, a 31-year-old mother, and 24-year old male, were able to radio for help.

Murray was separately arrested two weeks ago following a carjacking. He was set to return court in late October for a hearing, but was suddenly called back to Compton court on Wednesday morning with no indication of the reason for being brought back.

The deputies, who both suffered head injuries during the encounter, have been released from the hospital and are recovering.

The perpetrator of this awful crime needs to face justice to the fullest extent of the law. If Murray is guilty, we should all hope that he pays for his crime.

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