The Police identify and charge the man with shooting two deputies,
A man suspected of shooting two deputies outside a Compton, California, transit station pleaded not guilty to 2 attempted murder charges at an arraignment Wednesday, his attorney and the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said Deonte Murray, 36, of Compton was already in custody in a separate case when police identified him as the suspect in the deputies’ shooting. He was arrested earlier this month and pronounced with shooting a man during a carjacking,.
The September 12 ambush on the 2 deputies, who were sitting in their car outside the Martin Luther King Jr. Transit Center, set off a massive manhunt, as the wounded law enforcement officers underwent surgery and recovered in a hospital.
Surveillance video shows a gunman walking up to the passenger door of their squad car, opening fire, and running away.
Lacey said They became victims of a violent crime for one reason: They were doing their job, and they were wearing a badge.