LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – An ex-convict plead not guilty Wednesday to attempted murder and other charges in connection with the earlier this month in Compton.
Deonte Lee Murray, 36, pleaded not guilty to two counts each of
attempted murder of a peace officer and possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with the Sept. 12 attack on the deputies, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
He was previously charged Sept. 17 with one felony count each of
carjacking, second-degree robbery and assault with a semi-automatic firearm involving a Sept. 1 carjacking in Compton, in which he allegedly shot a man in the leg with a high-powered rifle and stole his black Mercedes-Benz. He pleaded not guilty to those charges and
has remained behind bars since his Sept. 15 arrest.
Two additional charges stemming from the earlier crime — attempted
murder and possession of a firearm by a felon — have since been added, prosecutors said.
Murray’s bail was increased from just over $1 million to $6.15 million as a result of the new charges.
He is due back in court Nov. 17.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva and L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced the arrest of Murray at a news conference Wednesday morning at LASD headquarters in downtown L.A.
Murray was arrested on Sept. 15, three days after the deputies were shot, but in connection with an unrelated carjacking and shooting which had occurred in Compton on Sept. 1, Lacey said. Forensic evidence later linked him to the shooting of the two deputies.
A ghost gun used in the shooting of the deputies was recovered by investigators, sheriff’s Capt. Kent Wegener told reporters.
Furthermore, Murray fled the scene of the deputies’ shooting in a black Mercedes Benz sedan, the same vehicle which Murray had carjacked on Sept. 1, Wegener revealed.
From behind the patrol car, to the screens of hollywood and now a rising star oN social media, introducing Officer Parker
He is a Police Officer in the Baltimore Police Department. Gregory is also a social media influencer and a self-described fitness fanatic. He talks about his mission and passion to motivate himself and others to excel in all aspects of their lives. Gregory discusses his experience as a police officer, keeping a positive, mental, and physical condition in spite of the job stress. Video of a foot pursuit where Gregory caught a suspect caught the eye of television show producers and landed him a spot in a popular reality TV show, hosted by NFL players.
Today, Officer Parker is a strong and swiftly rising social media Influencer as well as a proud member of the Baltimore Police Department. Everyday he upholds his oath to serve and protect his community in person, and steps forward to bring motivation, insight, and inspiration to his community online.
It would be easy to look at him as he is today – strong, fit, confident, well-known and respected, and think he’s always been that way. But behind the badge and the smile is a story of hardship and challenges that tends to break those without the willpower and grit he has.
The car chase and foot pursuit that was captured on film that day is a completely opposite picture of another car chase he’d been involved in years ago.
Gregory Parker is one of six kids. Gregory learned about adversity from a young age. His childhood consisted of a father who thought nothing of using drugs or beating his wife in front of his kids. Young Gregory has vivid memories of seeing his father almost kill his mother, and of being in the car when his father attempted to flee the police. His father crashed the car into a tree and abandoned his kids as he fled on foot.
'Greg now uses his influence and past to inspire others, and it's working. The young officer has exploded on social media, garnishing over 350k followers across his social media platforms. If you have not given much attention to the rising star, you may want to start.
This article was inspired by his recent interview with American Snippets.
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Lancaster, PA-Riots erupted overnight in Lancaster after police fatally shoot knife-wielding man.
Rioters gathered outside of the police station, damaged police vehicle and threw bricks and other objects at officers. Rioters roamed the city breaking windows, stealing merchandise, and setting fires. Officers used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up the crowd.
“A police-involved shooting has significant impact on a community, as we are seeing with the large number of individuals gathering in the streets,” District Attorney Heather Adams said Sunday night. “We ask that acts of protest remain peaceful as violence and destruction of property will become headlines and serve no purpose for the safety and wellbeing of our citizens and neighborhoods.”
“We ask that acts of protest remain peaceful as violence and destruction of property will become headlines and serve no purpose for the safety and wellbeing of our citizens and neighborhoods.”
The officer responded to a call for a domestic disturbance where a man, later identified as, 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz, was becoming aggressive with his mother and attempted to break into her house.
Bodycam footage released by the department shows the officer walking up to the residence and woman at the door while Munoz was yelling inside. The video then shows Munoz running out of the house holding a knife, and running towards the officer.
The officer shoots Munoz several times and Munoz falls to the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The officer has been placed on leave, according to a statement from Lancaster mayor Danene Sorace and the district attorney’s office said the shooting is under investigation to determine if the officer’s use of force was justified.
Lancaster mayor Danene Sorace said in a statement that the officer involved in the shooting has been placed on leave. “This has been a heartbreaking day for our city. I grieve for the loss of life and know that there are more questions to be answered as the investigation continues,” Sorace said.