Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Who is Deonte Lee Murray charged with shooting Los Angeles Sheriff Officers? Long criminal history - by Mary Cummins

Deonte Lee Murray, attempted murder, sheriff officers, los angeles, california, mary cummins
Deonte Lee Murray, Los Angeles California Sheriff Officer shooting attempted murder gun criminal felon Mary Cummins county 

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UPDATE: 10/1/2020 FIRST REAL PHOTO OF DEONTE LEE MURRAY! I searched old news of the carjacking arrest and found video of Deonte Lee Murray being taken in an ambulance to the hospital after he was bitten by a canine after he was chased and apprehended by a K9 unit.

Deonte Lee Murray, attempted murder, sheriff officers, los angeles, california, mary cummins


Another motion was filed yesterday and more criminal counts added. They added the carjacking case to the attempted murder of the officers case. These are California penal codes. So far all hearings at the Compton courthouse. They aren't allowing media. Nov 17, 2020 is the preliminary hearing. Based on my experience it will be rescheduled many times. Don't waste your time going to the hearing. Court is closed to public because of Covid anyway.

01 215(A) Penal Code Not Guilty Case Pending Case Pending
02 211 Penal Code Not Guilty Case Pending Case Pending
03 245(B) Penal Code Not Guilty Case Pending Case Pending
04 664-187(A) Penal Code Not Guilty Case Pending Case Pending
05 29800(A)(1) Penal Code Not Guilty Case Pending Case Pending
06 664-187(A) Penal Code Not Guilty Case Pending Case Pending
07 664-187(A) Penal Code Not Guilty Case Pending Case Pending
08 29800(A)(1) Penal Code Not Guilty Case Pending Case Pending
09 29800(A)(1) Penal Code Not Guilty Case Pending Case Pending

Below is a definition of the criminal charges.

1 215 A carjacking
2 211 robbery of a car during carjacking
3 245 B Assault with a semi-automatic firearm during carjacking
4 664-187 A attempted murder (of carjacking victim whom he shot)
5 29800 A 1 Possession of a firearm by a felon, while attempting murder of carjacking victim
6 another attempted murder charge, officer 1
7 another attempted murder charge, officer 2
8 another possession of firearm, while attempting murder officer 1
9 another possession of firearm, while attempting murder officer 2

ORIGINAL: 36 year old Deonte Lee Murray born June 2, 1984 was just charged for the attempted murder of two Los Angeles County Sheriff Officers. He was arrested September 17, 2020, see arrest documents below. His bail is over $1,000,000. Bail is now $6,155,000 see court case information below. Part of his criminal history is below. He has a current address in Los Angeles, California 90059 on Grape and 115th which is an apartment complex in Watts.

LA County Sheriff dept does not release mugshots on their own. We sent in an info act request for the photo but a pic will most likely be posted first by any media who was at the hearing today if they were allowed. UPDATE: They aren't releasing his mugshot. "Murray’s photo is not being released to preserve the integrity of the case."

The victims were identified today as Officers Claudia Apolinar and Emmanuel Perez. 

Sheriffs stated today that it took two weeks to verify that the carjacker was the gunman. They received many tips besides surveillance video showing the gunman in the stolen Mercedes Benz driving in the vicinity of the shooting. They also matched the gun Murray threw out the car window to the one used in the shooting Then they matched Murray to the gun. 

People are emailing me saying it looks a kid shot the Sheriffs. The photo above is from surveillance video from a fish eye camera. The person and car look squashed. That's a Ford Interceptor utility vehicle, see pic below. They are 69.4 inches tall or 5.75 feet or 5'9" tall. The suspect is 5'7" tall. He appears crouching a tiny bit in the photo and his head is below the top of the car. That appears to be the right height for the suspect who is 36 years old. 

Sheriff just posted a better image of the vehicle. It looks like an SUV and not a sedan. The alleged shooter is not 4'7" "pygmy" or a child as many have stated.



Someone else posted that it was a Dodge Charger and not the standard SUV. Someone else made and posted this image below. Again, the video image is squashed.We don't positively know the make and model of the vehicle. Hopefully Sheriff's office will release more information. 


Someone also posted the mugshot of a Deonte Murray arrested in Lee County. I don't think that's him. There is no Lee County in California. I see no evidence Deonte committed crimes outside of California. I'm not going to post an image unless I'm positive it's the same person. 

*A clarification for people who are not local. Los Angeles City is not Los Angeles County. LA City has the Los Angeles Police Dept i.e. LAPD and LA County has the Sheriff's dept. LA City is an incorporated city and has its own police dept. LA County does the police work for non-incorporated cities in the physical county. LA City is one of many cities located in the physical LA County in California. They're easily confused.

"Sources familiar with the investigation said the motive for what the Sheriff's Department described as an "ambush-style" attack on the deputies in Compton appears to center on a long running conflict between two local street gangs and law enforcement." source

Deonte Lee Murray was born June 2, 1984 in Santa Clara County, California. His mother's maiden name is Magee. He's lived in Compton, Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Long Beach all in California. He's 5'7" 190 lbs. He has prior convictions for sales and possession of narcotics, firearm possession by a felon or addict, receiving stolen property, burglary and terrorist threats.

Deonte Lee Murray carjacked a man driving a Mercedes Benz. Murray shot the owner of the car and stole the car. Police tracked down Murray and pursued him in a car chase. Murray tossed a pistol out of the car. The ballistics on that gun matched the one that shot the Sheriff Officers. The description of the Sheriff Officers shooter matched the description of the carjacker. 

On September 17, 2020 Deonte Lee Murray was arrested on charges of carjacking. There was a nearly nine hour standoff in Lynwood. He was arrested Tuesday night after he was chased and bitten by a sheriff’s patrol dog during a multi-hour search. Officials said Murray was discovered hiding near a trash can and chicken coop after leading deputies on a short high-speed chase and attempting to flee on foot. At that time Sheriff said the people and cases were unrelated but that was not true. From the LA Times.

"Los Angeles County prosecutors on Thursday (September 17, 2020) filed charges against a carjacking suspect who was arrested after a nearly nine-hour standoff in Lynwood earlier this week.

Deonte Lee Murray, 36, was charged with one felony count each of carjacking, second-degree robbery and assault with a semiautomatic firearm, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said. The charges include allegations of association with a criminal street gang, discharging a rifle inflicting great bodily injury, and personal use of an AR-15.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges during an appearance in a Compton courtroom, the district attorney’s office said.

The massive police presence in Lynwood on Tuesday triggered speculation that the Sheriff’s Department had cornered the gunman who shot two deputies four days earlier. But sheriff’s officials said at the time that was not the case.

“At this time,” Sgt. Bob Boese said in announcing Murray’s arrest, “there is no information that would lead us to believe that he is involved in the shooting of our deputies.”

The deputies, a 31-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, were sitting in a patrol car outside a Metro station in Compton when a gunman approached and fired multiple rounds into the vehicle, striking them in the head, face and arms. They survived and are recovering. One was released from the hospital Wednesday.

Two weeks ago, Boese said, deputies in Compton responded to a carjacking in the 500 block of Essey Avenue and found a 51-year-old victim whose car had been stolen and who had been shot in the leg.

Gang investigators obtained an arrest warrant and began searching for Murray, who was spotted Tuesday near the intersection of Alondra Boulevard and Bradfield Avenue, Boese said. Deputies attempted to stop him in his Toyota Solara, Boese said, but Murray took off, with the deputies in pursuit.

Murray ditched the car in the 3000 block of Carlin Avenue in Lynwood and hid in a home before he was taken into custody, Boese said."

Pic from that arrest.




"The District Attorney's Office charged Deonte Lee Murray with 2 counts of willful, deliberate and premeditated attempted murder of a peace officer ... as well as possession of a firearm by a felon, carjacking, second-degree robbery and assault with a semiautomatic firearm. Most of those charges stem from a separate September 1 incident where Murray allegedly shot a Compton citizen and stole his vehicle.

The 36-year-old suspect was found and arrested on September 15 ... 3 days after he allegedly walked up to Sheriff's deputies while they sat in their car outside the Martin Luther King Jr. Transit Center and fired at them.

Murray's expected to be arraigned Wednesday, and prosecutors are recommending bail be set at $6.15 million. If convicted, he faces a possible maximum life sentence in state prison.

As we reported ... the deputies -- a 31-year-old woman and 24-year-old man -- were in critical condition after they were shot from point-blank range. The female deputy's credited with saving her partner's life by applying a tourniquet to his arm. They've since been discharged from the hospital and both are recovering."

MyLife removed this page so this is him. Name, age, address match. This is a very large apartment complex so the names don't mean they're his roommates, friends or relatives. 



CRIMINAL CASE SUMMARY

Criminal Case Summary
Case Number:
COM TA152697-01* The "01" means Defendant number one. Perhaps they believe he had help in some way before or after the shooting and there could be a possible Defendant 02.
Defendant Name: MURRAY, DEONTE LEE  
Violation Date
September 1, 2020
Filing Date:
September 17, 2020
Courthouse:
Compton Courthouse
Case InformationEventsBailSentencing Information

Count Charge Section Charge Statute Plea Disposition Disposition Date
01 215(A) Penal Code Not Guilty Case Pending Case Pending
02 211 Penal Code Not Guilty Case Pending Case Pending
03 245(B) Penal Code Not Guilty Case Pending Case Pending

CASE EVENTS

September 30, 2020 08:30 AM Compton Courthouse SCD MOTION
October 28, 2020 08:30 AM Compton Courthouse SCD PRELIMINARY HEARING
September 17, 2020 08:00 AM Compton Courthouse CLK DOCKET LINE ENTRY
September 17, 2020 08:30 AM Compton Courthouse SCD ARRAIGNMENT
September 28, 2020 08:30 AM Compton Courthouse SCD DOCKET LINE ENTRY

Press release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney.

"September 30, 2020: Man Charged With Ambush Shooting of 2 Sheriff’s Deputies
Contact: 
Greg Risling, Assistant Media Chief
(213) 257-2000
GRisling@da.lacounty.gov
A Compton man was charged today with attempting to murder two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies while they sat in their car outside the Martin Luther King Jr. Transit Center earlier this month, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Case TA152697 was amended today to add two counts each of willful, deliberate and premeditated attempted murder of a peace officer and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Deonte Lee Murray (dob 6/2/84) is expected to be arraigned today in Department D of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Compton Branch.

On September 12, the defendant allegedly walked up to a car occupied by two sheriff’s deputies outside a Metro station and opened fire. He then fled the scene.

Both deputies were seriously injured and taken to a nearby hospital.

Prosecutors are recommending bail be set at $6.15 million. If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum life sentence in state prison.

Murray was charged on September 17 with one felony count each of carjacking, second-degree robbery and assault with a semiautomatic firearm-personal use of a firearm.

On September 1, the defendant allegedly confronted a man in Compton, shot him in his leg and then stole the victim’s vehicle.

Murray was found and arrested on September 15, three days after he allegedly shot at the deputies.

He faces an additional count each of attempted murder in connection with the carjacking and possession of a firearm by a felon.

He also faces allegations of association with a criminal street gang, discharging a rifle inflicting great bodily injury and personal use of a rifle in the carjacking incident.

Deputy District Attorney Jacques Garden of the Crimes Against Peace Officers Division is prosecuting the case.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department."

CURRENT ARREST INFORMATION BELOW

Arrest Date: 09/15/2020       Arrest Time: 2155       Arrest Agency: 0301       Agency Description: LASD-SO.LA/LENNOX STATION PATROL

Date Booked: 09/16/2020       Time Booked: 0146       Booking Location: CPT       Location Description: STA - COMPTON

BAIL
Total Bail Amount: 1,140,000.00       Total Hold Bail Amount: 0.00       Grand Total: 1,140,000.00

HOUSING LOCATION
Housing Location: TTCF

Permanent Housing Assigned Date: 09/23/2020       Assigned Time: 1131      

Facility: TWIN TOWERS CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
Address: 450 BAUCHET STREET       City: LOS ANGELES

      Facility Visiting Information       Schedule A Visit

For County facility visiting hours, Please call (213) 473-6100 at Inmate Information Center.

COURT
Next Court Code: SCD       Next Court Date: 09/30/2020       Next Court Time: 0830       Next Court Case: TA15269701

Court Name: COMPTON SUPERIOR CT DEPT D
Court Address: 200 W. COMPTON BOULEVARD       Court City: COMPTONUPT

RELEASE
No information on Release Date.

CASE INFORMATION
Case No. Court Name Court Address Court City Bail Amt. Fine Amt. Court Date Sent. Date Sent. Day(s) Disp Code
CK****** 0 .00 09/24/2020 0  
TA******** 1,140,000.00 .00 09/30/2020 0  
20************ 0 .00 11/04/2020 0  


Deonte Lee Murray, Los Angeles California Sheriff Officer shooting attempted murder gun criminal felon Mary Cummins county 

PREVIOUS ARRESTS IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY

5451347 MURRAY  DEONTE  LEE  M B 06/02/1984 34 

  MURRAY  DEONTE   

5532541 MURRAY  DEONTE  LEE  06/02/1984  34  

  MURRAY  DEONTE  LEE   

  MURRAY  DEONTE   

  MURRAY  DEONTE   

5871630 MURRAY  DEONTE  06/02/1984  35  

  MURRAY  DEONTE   

  MURRAY  DEONTE   

  MURRAY  DEONTE   

  MURRAY  DEONTE  LEE   

  MURRAY  DEONTE  LEE   

  MURRAY  DEONTE  LEE   

  MURRAY  DEONTE  LEE   

6012714 MURRAY  DEONTE  06/02/1984  36  

  MURRAY  DEONTE   

  MURRAY  DEONTE  LEE   

  MURRAY  DEONTE  LEE   

  MURRAY  DEONTE   

  MURRAY  DEONTE 

DETAILS OF PREVIOUS ARRESTS

Booking No.: 5871630       Last Name: MURRAY       First Name: DEONTE       Middle Name:


Sex: M       Race: B       Date Of Birth: 06/02/1984       Age: 35       Hair: BLK       Eyes: BRO       Height: 507       Weight: 190


Charge Level:   


ARREST

Arrest Date: 02/10/2020       Arrest Time: 2006       Arrest Agency: 2801       Agency Description: LASD-COMPTON STATION PATROL


Date Booked: 02/10/2020       Time Booked: 2150       Booking Location: CPT       Location Description: STA - COMPTON


BAIL

Total Bail Amount: 0       Total Hold Bail Amount: 0.00       Grand Total: 0.00


HOUSING LOCATION

Housing Location: -


Permanent Housing Assigned Date: 02/13/2020       Assigned Time: 2023      


Facility:

Address:       City:


            Schedule A Visit


For County facility visiting hours, Please call (213) 473-6100 at Inmate Information Center.


COURT

Next Court Code:       Next Court Date:       Next Court Time: 0000       Next Court Case:


Court Name:

Court Address:       Court City:


RELEASE

Actual Release Date: 02/28/2020       Release Time: 1232      


Release Reason: DISM       Reason Description: DISMISSED


Release Agency:       Agency Description:      


CASE INFORMATION

Case No. Court Name Court Address Court City Bail Amt. Fine Amt. Court Date Sent. Date Sent. Day(s) Disp Code

99******** 0 .00 02/13/2020 02/13/2020 0 REJ  

0P******** LOS ANGELES MUNI CT DIV 80  429 BAUCHET STREET  LOS ANGELESUPT 0 .00 02/28/2020 02/28/2020 0 DISM 

Booking No.: 5532541       Last Name: MURRAY       First Name: DEONTE       Middle Name: LEE


Sex: M       Race: B       Date Of Birth: 06/02/1984       Age: 34       Hair: BLK       Eyes: BRO       Height: 507       Weight: 190


Charge Level: M   (Misdemeanor)


ARREST

Arrest Date: 01/28/2019       Arrest Time: 1526       Arrest Agency: 2101       Agency Description: LASD-CENTURY STATION PATROL


Date Booked: 01/28/2019       Time Booked: 1620       Booking Location: CEN       Location Description: STA - CENTURY STATION


BAIL

Total Bail Amount: 0       Total Hold Bail Amount: 0.00       Grand Total: 0.00


HOUSING LOCATION

Housing Location: -


Permanent Housing Assigned Date: 04/09/2019       Assigned Time: 2158      


Facility:

Address:       City:


            Schedule A Visit


For County facility visiting hours, Please call (213) 473-6100 at Inmate Information Center.


COURT

Next Court Code: M80       Next Court Date: 02/26/2019       Next Court Time: 0830       Next Court Case: 9PR0078301


Court Name: LOS ANGELES MUNI CT DIV 80

Court Address: 429 BAUCHET STREET       Court City: LOS ANGELESUPT


RELEASE

Actual Release Date: 04/10/2019       Release Time: 0327      


Release Reason: PRCT       Reason Description: PERCENT RELEASES


Release Agency:       Agency Description:      


CASE INFORMATION

Case No. Court Name Court Address Court City Bail Amt. Fine Amt. Court Date Sent. Date Sent. Day(s) Disp Code

TA******** COMPTON MUNICIPAL COURT  200 W. COMPTON BOULEVARD  COMPTONUPT 0 .00 02/19/2019 02/19/2019 364 SENT 

9P******** LOS ANGELES MUNI CT DIV 80  429 BAUCHET STREET  LOS ANGELESUPT 0 .00 02/26/2019 02/26/2019 150 EXP  

Booking No.: 5451347       Last Name: MURRAY       First Name: DEONTE       Middle Name:


Sex: M       Race: B       Date Of Birth: 06/02/1984       Age: 34       Hair: BLK       Eyes: BRO       Height: 506       Weight: 200


Charge Level: F   (Felony)


ARREST

Arrest Date: 10/18/2018       Arrest Time: 0940       Arrest Agency: 2433       Agency Description: LASD-OSS/REGION 3


Date Booked: 10/18/2018       Time Booked: 1030       Booking Location: CEN       Location Description: STA - CENTURY STATION


BAIL

Total Bail Amount: 0       Total Hold Bail Amount: 0.00       Grand Total: 0.00


HOUSING LOCATION

Housing Location: -


Permanent Housing Assigned Date: 12/06/2018       Assigned Time: 1521      


Facility:

Address:       City:


            Schedule A Visit


For County facility visiting hours, Please call (213) 473-6100 at Inmate Information Center.


COURT

Next Court Code: COM       Next Court Date: 10/31/2018       Next Court Time: 0830       Next Court Case: 999999999


Court Name: COMPTON MUNICIPAL COURT

Court Address: 200 W. COMPTON BOULEVARD       Court City: COMPTONUPT


RELEASE

Actual Release Date: 12/06/2018       Release Time: 1725      


Release Reason: EXP       Reason Description: EXPIRATION (TIME HAS EXPIRED)


Release Agency:       Agency Description:      


CASE INFORMATION

Case No. Court Name Court Address Court City Bail Amt. Fine Amt. Court Date Sent. Date Sent. Day(s) Disp Code

8P******** LOS ANGELES MUNI CT DIV 83  429 BAUCHET STREET  LOS ANGELESUPT 0 .00 10/22/2018 10/22/2018 120 SENT 

99******* 0 .00 10/31/2018 11/01/2018 0 IMP  

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