Fourth man sought in murder of L.A. deputy
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for a fourth man in the suspected gang-related murder of a county sheriff's deputy.
Investigators have said it's unclear whether Deputy Juan Escalante was targeted for his police work or was a random victim of gang violence. The 27-year-old deputy was shot in the back of the head early Aug. 2 in front of his parents' home in Cypress Park.
The district attorney's office said Wednesday the arrest warrant was issued for 26-year-old fugitive Armando Albarran. The reputed gang member was charged Monday with murder with special circumstances, which could bring the death penalty.
Three other men have pleaded not guilty to murder in the deputy's shooting.
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