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Suspect arrested in Compton ambush shooting of L.A. County sheriff’s deputies


Suspect arrested in Compton ambush shooting of L.A. County sheriff’s deputiesLos 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.

L.A County Sheriff reports two officers shot in ambush

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.

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