LA Police Shooting Suspect Identified

A 36-year old habitual criminal was charged today with the September 12, ambush shooting of two Los Angeles police officers.  CBS News reports that detectives identified Deonte Lee Murray as the man caught on video running up to a parked patrol car and firing multiple times at the two officers inside, seriously injuring them both.  Murray was arrested three days after the shooting, for the September 1 armed carjacking of the same Mercedes he used to flee the police shooting scene.  During the carjacking Murray shot the car owner in leg with a rifle.  Murray, who police say is affiliated with a street gang, has priors for drug trafficking, burglary, illegal firearm possession and terrorist threats.  I wonder how many times he has been arrested and released under California’s compassionate sentencing reform laws.