Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced that a suspect has been taken into custody and charged after the ambush shooting of two deputies in Compton earlier this month on September 12th.
36-year-old Deonte Lee Murray of Compton has been charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and premeditated attempted murder of a peace officer a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says.
If Murray is convicted as a felon he faces the possibility of a maximum life sentence in state prison.
Murray is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court Wednesday. Prosecutors have recommended his bail be set at $6.15 million.