A Suspect arrested in ambush shooting of 2 LA sheriff’s deputies:
A suspect has been arrested in the brazen ambush shooting that left two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies severely wounded, authorities said.
The Establishment identified the suspect as 36-year-old Deonte Murray.
Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced the arrest during a news conference on Wednesday, saying the Sept. 12 surprise attack showed the worst of civilization, a cowardly act where a suspect ambushed and shot and attempted to kill 2 of our deputies.
This cowardly ambush was followed by bystanders celebrating and cheering that the deputies had been shot, and that followed at the hospital, the blessedness, the quiet holiness of the hospital, with protesters cheering and chanting for the deputies to die, Villanueva said. These acts and that day, I will not forget it, and it represents the worst in humanity and it shocked the whole nation. And that evening, I said we will find this man. And I can report today, we have found our suspect.
Murray had been in custody since Sept. 15, when he was arrested in connection with a supposed carjacking and a 10-hour standoff with police in the Lynwood section of Los Angeles, sheriff’s officials said. But when he was arrested, sheriff’s officials told reporters that Murray was not the suspect in the shooting of the deputies and that the search for that gunman, which prompted a reward that soared to $675,000 with private donations, was ongoing.