• Matt Esnayra

Suspect arrested in ambush shooting of LASD Deputies

Deonte Lee Murray, a 36-year-old Compton resident, has been charged in connection to the ambushed shooting of two Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputies, who were in their patrol car outside the Martin Luther King Jr. Transit Center in Compton, authorities said.


Murray was apprehended two weeks ago on September 15th, after he allegedly shot a man in the leg and stole his car. Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacy said forensic evidence would later link Murray to the shootings.

  • Investigators recovered a ghost gun used in the shooting of the deputies.

  • Prosecutors are recommending bail set at $6.15 million.

  • The two deputies suffered gunshot wounds to the head and have since been released from the hospital and are recovering.

The charges:

Murray faces two counts each of willful, deliberate, and premeditated attempted murder of a peace officer and possession of a firearm by a felon. In addition to one felony count each of carjacking, second-degree robbery, and assault with a semiautomatic firearm-personal use of a firearm connected to the carjacking. If convicted, Murray would serve a life sentence in a California state prison.

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