Suspect in Ambush-Style Shooting of Two L.A. Sheriff's Deputies Arrested

Nick Kangadis | October 2, 2020
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Finally! A suspect has been arrested in the September 12 shooting of two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies.

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced that suspect 36-year-old Deonte Lee Murray of Compton, Calif. has been arrested and charged with “two counts each of attempted murder of a peace officer and possession of a firearm by a felon,” according to Fox 11 - Los Angeles.

Murray had already been charged on September 17 with carjacking, second-degree robbery and assault with a semi-automatic firearm stemming from a separate incident in which Murray allegedly shot a man in the leg and stole his vehicle.

Murray has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Investigative correspondent for Fox 11 Bill Melugin tweeted a thread about Murray’s arrest and some particulars concerning the suspect.

Here’s one of Melugin’s tweets:

Villanueva is the same sheriff that issued a challenge to NBA star LeBron James in mid-September, calling on him to put his money where his mouth is and match the reward money offered for information leading to the suspect’s identity and arrest. James never responded to the challenge.