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The Latest: Parolee charged in LA County sergeant slaying

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Officer Neal B. Tyler, at podium, with other officials discuss LASD Lancaster Sheriff's Deputy involved shooting, and the loss of Sgt. Steve Owen, a 29 year veteran of the department, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, in Lancaster, Calif. Authorities say 53-year-old Sgt. Owen died at a hospital Wednesday, several hours after he was shot while responding to a report of a burglary in a neighborhood in Lancaster, north of Los Angeles. (Nicole Nishida/Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP)
October 07, 2016 - 2:41 PM

LOS ANGELES - The Latest on the killing of a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant during a burglary call (all times local):

2:30 p.m.

A paroled robber has been charged with the killing of a Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant.

Twenty-seven-year-old Trenton Lovell was charged Friday with murder and other felonies that make him eligible for the death penalty or life in prison.

Prosecutors will decide which to seek.

Lovell remains jailed and it's unclear if he has a lawyer.

He was arrested on Wednesday after sheriff's Sgt. Steven Owen was gunned down while responding to a burglary report.

Sheriff Jim McDonnell has said the killer shot Owen and then pumped four more bullets into as he lay on the ground.

Authorities say Lovell was captured after he pointed a gun at another deputy, stole Owen's patrol car, rammed another police vehicle with it, and held two teenagers hostage at knifepoint in a building.

News from © The Associated Press, 2016
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