Prosecutors announced on Wednesday that an arrest has been made of a man accused of shooting two Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies ambush-style earlier this month in Compton, California.
District Attorney Jackie Lacey said 36-year-old Deonte Lee Murray, was expected to be arraigned on two counts of willful, deliberate and premeditated attempted murder of a peace officer and two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon. Lacey announced the arrest and charges during a news conference with other law enforcement officials.
Law enforcement officials have been searching for a gunman in the Sept. 12 shooting, which left two Los Angeles Sheriff’s office deputies critically wounded, each with a gunshot to the head. Police believe the suspect acted alone. LASD Homicide Bureau Capt. Kent Wegener declined to reveal a motive for the shootings, but said Murray “obviously hates policemen and wants them dead.”
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