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Man arrested, charged with attempted murder in ambush of LA County deputies

Man arrested, charged with attempted murder in ambush of LA County deputies

A man has been arrested and charged with two counts of attempted murder for allegedly shooting two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies while they were sitting in their patrol vehicle in Compton earlier this month.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva held a news conference Monday morning announcing the arrest of Deonte Lee Murray, 36, who is accused of carrying out the high-profile ambush attack on Sept. 12 that put both officers in the hospital with serious multiple gunshot wounds.

During the news conference, Wegener also explained how Murray was nabbed.

No motive was given for Murray's alleged shooting, "other than the fact that he obviously hates policemen and he wants them dead," Wegener told the media.

In addition to the attempted murder charges, the suspect is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

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