Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced an arrest Wednesday morning in the ambush shooting of two on-duty deputies in Compton. 36-year-old Deonte Murray has been charged with attempted murder.
The 36-year-old Murray has been charged with two counts each of premediated attempted murder of a peace officer and possession of a firearm by a felon. His photo is not being released to protect the ongoing investigation. He is being arraigned Wednesday.
T he incident happened at the Metro Blue Line station at Willowbrook Avenue and Compton Boulevard. Security video showed a man wearing dark clothing approach the passenger side of the patrol car, raise a handgun, and fire numerous rounds through the front passenger window at the deputies. The gunman then turned and ran from the scene, and at least one witness said a dark Mercedes-Benz with a second person driving served as a getaway car, according to sheriff’s officials.