Suspect arrested in ambush shooting of two LASD deputies in Compton

Suspect arrested in ambush shooting of two LASD deputies in Compton
Gunman opens fire on deputies (Image: Surveillance footage screen grab)

[Ed. – No mercy deserved.]

The suspect accused of shooting two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies during an ambush in Compton has been arrested, authorities announced Wednesday.

Deonte Lee Murray, 36, of Compton, pleaded not guilty to two counts each of attempted murder of a peace officer and possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with the Sept. 12 attack on the deputies, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

He had already been charged Sept. 17 with one felony count each of carjacking, second-degree robbery and assault with a semi-automatic firearm — along with gang and gun allegations — involving a Sept. 1 carjacking in Compton, in which he allegedly shot a man in the leg with a high-powered rifle and stole his black Mercedes-Benz. He pleaded not guilty to those charges and has remained behind bars since his Sept. 15 arrest.

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