Saturday, January 23, 2021

Suspect arrested in Los Angeles police officers attempted murder incident

What happened: The deputies suffered head wounds in the Sept. 12 ambush and have since been released from the hospital and are recovering. Sheriff Alex Villanueva said, however, that they face further reconstructive surgeries and that their recoveries will be a long process.

Surveillance video showed a person walking toward the patrol car, parked at a Metro rail station, and firing a handgun through the passenger-side window. The deputies radioed for help despite their wounds.

What we know: California investigators have arrested and charged Deonte Lee Murray in connection with the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies earlier this month as they sat in their squad car, authorities said Wednesday. Murray, a resident of the city of Compton, where the shooting happened, was arrested two weeks ago in connection with a separate carjacking and he was expected to be arraigned later Wednesday on charges in both cases. Prosecutors planned to request for bail of $6.15 million.

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A newly released video surfacing on Twitter shows footage and audio seconds before the fatal shooting of a pro-police man in Portland, Oregon. "We got one right here, we got a couple right here," can be heard shouted right before the sound of two gunshots fire, killing the man.
What we know: A man was shot and killed Saturday as a large group of supporters of President Trump traveled in a caravan through downtown Portland, Ore., which has seen nightly protests for three consecutive months. The Portland Police Bureau said that officers heard reports of gunfire shortly before 9 p.m. and found a victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. It was determined that the victim had died. They did not release any information about a possible gunman. At the scene, police officers blocked off the road and medics attended to a person who appeared to have a chest wound. Video of medics trying to save the victim: The victim: Is said to be a white male and was wearing a hat with the insignia of Patriot Prayer, a conservative group based in Portland that has clashed with rioters in the past.
What we know: The Milwaukee Bucks announced they would boycott their game today against the Orlando Magic in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake which happened Sunday evening in Kenosha, WI.   The NBA as a league: Then decided to cancel the remaining games on the schedule today. This comes after ratings were announced down: The first week of NBA playoff ratings are down 20 percent from last season. Also, pre-pandemic ratings in February had declined by 12 percent since the end of the 2018-19 season. That was during the NBA's normal calendar year and prior to the league suspending play because of the coronavirus pandemic.