A suspect in the shooting attack on two deputies in L.A. County has been charged with attempted murder, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced on Wednesday.
Deonte Lee Murray, 36, was taken into custody on September 15 as a suspect in an armed carjacking. He was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday on charges of one felony count each of carjacking, second-degree robbery, and assault with a semiautomatic firearm-personal use of a firearm. The allegations against Murray also include association with a criminal street gang, discharging a rifle inflicting great bodily injury, and personal use of an AR-15.
Murray allegedly shot two L.A. County police officers earlier this month, ambushing them while they were sitting in their patrol car at a Compton transit station.
Five rounds were shot at the deputies and Murray reportedly acted alone, according to officials.
Both deputies survived.