This morning Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced that the man who ambushed and shot two sheriff's deputies in Compton has been arrested and charged.
The suspect was identified as 36-year-old Deonte Lee Murray, who was arrested two weeks ago after an armed carjacking in Lynwood. Remember that massive search and standoff?
Murry, who has connections with multiple gangs, has been charged with attempted murder and is expected to be arraigned later today.
Authorities said the prior carjacking was not connected to the shooting of the two deputies. However, Captain Kent Wegener said that the pistol Murray tossed while being chased before the Lynwood standoff was the same gun he used to shoot the deputies.
Luckily, both of the deputies who were shot survived and have since left the hospital. Listen to Steve Gregory's full report below:
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