A Utah suspect, Rhett Nelson, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the Monday night shooting of a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy. He may also be involved in another murder in Los Angeles hours earlier (LA Times).
The officer shot has been identified as Deputy Joseph Gilbert Solano, a 13 year veteran of the department. He had taken his mother’s vehicle to a nearby Jiffy Lube for an oil change, then went into a nearby Jack in the Box to get something to eat.
L- Surveillance video of suspect, R-Deputy Joseph Solano
Officer Solano is still on life support in grave condition as of Tuesday afternoon.
Utah Suspect Rhett McKenzie Nelson, from St George, Utah, 30, was arrested after he called his father from a church in Long Beach and mentioned committing a murder. The father called the Long Beach police. The police spotted the white Kia at around 10:40 a.m., driving away from the church, stopped the vehicle and detained the driver. Police executed a search warrant, found the clothes that were in the surveillance video in the back seat of his vehicle, along with a revolver.
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