Trenton Trevon Lovell, 27, was charged with murdering Owen, attempted murder of a second sheriff’s deputy, being a felony in possession of a firearm, and two counts each of residential robbery and false imprisonment.
A 31-year-old sheriff’s deputy in Northern California was fatally shot Wednesday while responding to a disturbance call, and the suspected gunman was taken into custody, authorities said.
Modoc County Sheriff’s Deputy Jack Hopkins responded to a reported assault or disturbance about 10:30 a.m. in a rural area 10 miles south of Alturas, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.
While responding, Hopkins — a sworn sheriff’s deputy since 2015 — was gunned down.
It’s unclear what led to the shooting, which prompted a massive response from state and federal law enforcement, including officers from the California Highway Patrol and U.S. Forest Service. The shooting is under investigation by the CHP as well as authorities from neighboring counties’ sheriff’s offices.
By 11 a.m., a suspect was taken into custody. The suspect’s identity was not released.
Hopkins was survived by extended family and co-workers, and the sheriff’s office said the deputy’s slaying resulted in an “outpouring of support and generosity.”