Suspect charged in L.A. County sheriff’s deputies ambush shooting

Posted at 10:35 AM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 13:40:53-04

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department announced Wednesday that a suspect in the shooting attack on two deputies at the Compton Metro station has been charged.

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced attempted murder charges were filed against 36-year-old Deonte Lee Murray.

Murray was taken into custody following a standoff in Lynwood on Sept. 15. Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Murray was suspected in an armed carjacking at the time.

The shooting on Sept. 12 was caught on surveillance video. The suspect is shown approaching the two deputies in a marked patrol car and firing. The deputies - a 31-year-old woman and 24-year-old man - both suffered gunshot wounds to the upper torso. They both underwent surgery and were released from the hospital.

Murray is set to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon. District Attorney Jackie Lacey said if convicted, Murray faces up to life in prison.