Suspects Arrested In Murder Of LASD Sergeant Accused Of Helping Alleged Killer Evade Capture

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Five people – including four accused of trying to help the alleged killer of LASD Sgt. Steve Owen evade capture – have been arrested, authorities said Friday.

Sheriff’s officials say four of the suspects are believed to have helped murder suspect Trenton Lovell evade arrest after the Oct. 5 shooting.

The fifth suspect was arrested for outstanding warrants during yesterday’s arrests, according to the sheriff’s department.

Authorities wouldn’t detail specific allegations against the suspects. The sheriff’s department would only say they were arrested after detectives learned the five “attempted to help” 27-year-old Trenton Trevon Lovell evade arrest after shooting Sergeant Steve Owen in October.

Sheriff’s deputies say Lovell shot Owen and then pumped four more bullets into his body as he lay on the ground.

They say Lovell held two teenagers hostage at knifepoint in a building until he was captured.

Lovell has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge.

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