Prosecutors Wednesday were expected to announce criminal charges in an attack on two LA County Sheriff’s Department deputies who were shot while seated in a patrol car at a transit station in Compton.

Officials declined to discuss the nature of the charges ahead of a news conference, but electronic court and jail records showed new entries late Tuesday in the profile of Deonte Lee Murray, who was arrested Sept. 15 after a stakeout, car chase, and search in Lynwood that Sheriff Alex Villanueva initially said was unrelated to the deputy attack case.

> NOTHING CAN JUSTIFY WHAT HAPPENED SATURDAY EVENING. >> WE ARE LEARNING NEW INVESTIGATION ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION AS THE L.A. COUNTY SHERIFF GOES ONE-ON-ONE WITH NBC 4. NOW ERIC LEONARD AND A CLOSER LOOK TO STREET GANGS. ERIC. >> GOOD EVENING. THE SHEFF SAID IT IS TOO SOON TO DISCUSS ANYTHING SPECIFIC IN PUBLIC BUT THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE AMBUSH ATTACK IS COMING IN TO FOCUS. >> WE ARE WORKING ON PROMISING LEADS. >> THE SHERIFF SAID THERE WAS NO INTERACTION BETWEEN THE DEPUTIES AND THE MAN THAT SHOT. AND THE MAN THAT SHOT. >> NO PROVOCATION OR CONFLICT. >> SEVERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FORCES TELL US EVEN THOUGH DKDS KNOW THE MANu2019S NAME THEY HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO FIND HIM. THOSE DETECTIVES HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR A SECOND PERSON BELIEVED TO HAVE DRIVEN THE SHOOTER AWAY FROM THE SCENE, POSSIBLY IN A MERCEDES SEDAN. THEY SAY THEY ARE INCREASINGLY CONFIDENT. THERE ARE TWO COMPTON AREA STREET GANGS CONNECTED WITH THE CONFRONTATION AND ARE LOOKING INTO OTHER INCIDENTS OF VIOLENCE THAT HAPPENED IN COMPTON IN THE”,”video_id”:”1788914755736_197″,”video_length”:”94094″,”video_provider”:”mpx”,”alleypack_schedule_unpublish”:””,”feed_remote_id”:”mpx_1788914755736″,”feed_thumbnail_url”:””}’ data-livestream=”false” data-title=”Shooting of 2 Deputies in Compton Possibly Connected to Street Gang Violence, Sources Say” data-vidcid=”1:9:2428176″ data-vidurl=”https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/shooting-of-2-deputies-in-compton-possibly-connected-to-street-gang-violence-sources-say/2428176/” data-islead=”false” data-catnames='{“756756″:”News”,”505″:”Local”}’ data-tagnames=”{“300″:”Compton”,”798183″:”crime”,”330″:”Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department”,”794505″:”shooting”}” data-customdata='{“ContentPartner”:”None”,”Source”:”WEBFM”,”SyndicationAllowed”:”true”,”mSNVideoCategories”:”MSN Video v4 Connector-most watched news”,”mSNVideoContentSupplierID”:”NBC_Local”,”mSNVideoCountry”:”us”,”subtitle”:”nosubtitle”,”uploadedByTeam”:”1″,”youtubeChannel”:”None”}’ data-autoplay=”false” data-cplay=”true”>

Last week, sheriff’s detectives and members of the Special Enforcement Bureau, its SWAT team, served search warrants at a home near the location of the Sept. 15 stakeout that led to Murray’s arrest as part of the investigation into the attack on the deputies.

That home was also the scene of a standoff Sept. 10 when deputies from the Sheriff’s Department’s Operation Safe Streets unit in Norwalk served a search warrant and a man inside, later identified as Samuel Herrera, Jr., was shot and killed during a standoff with deputies.


By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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