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Parolee Charged in Execution Style Murder of LASD Sergeant

Trenton Trevon Lovell;  Photo: via abc7.com

Trenton Trevon Lovell; Photo: via abc7.com

A 27-year old parolee with an extensive criminal history has been charged in the "execution" style killing of a veteran Los Angeles Sheriff's Department sergeant earlier this week.

Trenton Trevon Lovell was charged with capital murder and could face the death penalty if convicted.

Lovell has an extensive criminal history with nearly a dozen prior arrests and two stints in state prison. 

Lovell is accused of shooting LASD Sergeant Steve Owen, 53, after Owen responded to a burglary call.

After shooting Sergeant Owen the first time, Lovell allegedly stood over the fallen officer and shot him four additional times, execution style. 

After killing Sergeant Owen, Lovell would attempt to steal his patrol car and ram another police officer before being shot himself and taken into custody.

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LASD Sergeant Shot and Killed by Burglary Suspect

Sgt. Steve Owen;  Photo: LASD

Sgt. Steve Owen; Photo: LASD

A veteran sergeant with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department was shot and killed yesterday after he responded to a call of a burglary. The suspect, who was shot by responding deputies, was taken into custody.

Sergeant Steve Owen, 53, was mortally wounded by gunfire in the incident. A second deputy on scene gave chase to the suspect, who attempted to steal Sergeant Owens' patrol car.

After the suspect attempted to ram another deputy with the patrol car, the deputy fired upon the suspect.

The suspect again fled on foot, this time into a home with two teenagers inside. The teens were unharmed in the incident.

The suspect was eventually taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for treatment of his gunshot wound. 

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