Death Penalty Sought For Suspect Who Stood Over Sheriff’ Officer And Executed Him


Authorities said Lovell then fled from the area on foot and ran into another home with two teens inside. Special Enforcement Bureau officers were able to get the teens safely out of the home before Lovell was taken into custody.

McDonnell said Lovell had a lengthy criminal record beginning as a teenager, and included 11 arrest, two stints in state prison and stated he was on parole at the time of the shooting.

Capt. Steven Katz said the sergeant was a prolific member of the department.

“It’s a very difficult time, as you can imagine, for the many members of our department. We’re all suffering,” he said.

Owen was a Meritorious Conduct Medal, Gold recipient and his wife was a sheriff’s arson explosives unit detective. Katz said that Owen’s wife, his adult son and daughter, and his mother were able to see him in the hospital before he died.

“The sergeant’s family is devastated. This is an individual that no matter who you talk to in the department, no matter who you talk to in the community, he was a larger than life person,” McDonnell said. “He’s somebody who was the epitome of what it is to be a peace officer.”

Owen’s body was transported to the coroner’s office Wednesday night with a procession of patrol cars following close behind. First responders flashed their lights from overpasses as the sergeant’s body passed.

Residents also lined the streets, some waving flags as the motorcade drove by.

Trenton Trevon Lovell, 27, faces one count of murder with special circumstance allegations of murder for the purpose of avoiding or preventing a lawful arrest and murder of a police officer.

If Lovell is convicted as charged, he faces the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole. The decision to seek capital punishment will be made at a later date, according to the district attorney’s office.

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  • Haywould Youblowme

    Typical filthy niggers but at least he killed a baby boomer

  • AbItCrAzE

    b l m . . . why?

  • theymusthatetesla