BREAKING: Gang Member Arrested in Attempted Murder of Two Los Angeles County Deputies

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This Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, still image taken from video released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, shows Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva taking questions at a late-night news conference about the condition of two Sheriff’s deputies in Compton, Calif.  (Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department via AP)


Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced the arrest of Deonte Lee Murray, a 36-year-old career criminal, for the attempted murder of two LASD deputies on September 12.

In a press conference held to announce the arrest, Villanueva, District Attorney Jackie Lacey, and Villanueva’s homicide captain detailed a lengthy, methodical investigation leading to the filing of charges today.

Murray, who is known to be affiliated with numerous gangs and has a lengthy criminal record, was arrested on carjacking charges on September 15.

The press conference is still ongoing; more details will be posted shortly.

UPDATE: Additional information can be found here.


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