L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey just announced they caught the coward who ambushed two sheriffs in Los Angeles that captivated the nation.
LA filed charges this morning against a man in the ambush attack at the Compton Metro station and he has gang ties and hates cops.
Attempted murder charges were filed against Deonte Lee Murray, 36, who was actually in custody after he was arrested for a carjacking.
Cops found the gun he tried to discard and it matched the gun used to target the two cops.
The suspect, identified as 36-year-old Deonte Lee Murray, was arrested two weeks ago after an armed carjacking in the Lynwood area that prompted a massive search. At the time, authorities said the carjacking was not connected to the shooting that left both deputies critically wounded.
However, sheriff’s homicide Capt. Kent Wegener said a pistol that Murray discarded while being pursued by sheriff’s investigators prior to a standoff in Lynwood was the one used to shoot the deputies. Wegener said a thorough investigation was needed to link Murray to the shooting, and the ballistics report was not concluded until several days after the carjacking.
When asked about a motive Wegener said the suspect “hates” law enforcement.
Murray, who authorities say is associated with multiple gangs, has been charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting. He is expected to be arraigned on the charges sometime Wednesday at the Compton courthouse, District Attorney Jackie Lacey says.
The deputies were shot will sitting in a marked patrol car at the Metro Blue Line station located at 275 N. Willowbrook Ave. in Compton on Sept. 12.
Surveillance video shows the gunman approaching the window on the passenger’s side and firing several times at close range. The man then ran off on foot. One deputy was seen emerging from the passenger side and stumbling around on foot for several seconds before the video ends.