Governor, AG to Attend Service for Slain Sheriff’s Sergeant

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LANCASTER (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala D. Harris say they’ll attend a memorial service for a Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant who was gunned down in Lancaster.

The service is set for Thursday morning at Lancaster Baptist Church.

Owen, a 29-year sheriff’s veteran, was shot on Oct. 5 as he answered a report of a burglary at an apartment building in the city north of Los Angeles.

Prosecutors say a gunman shot Owen, then stood over his body and fired four more shots.

Authorities say the killer aimed the gun at another deputy, stole Owen’s patrol car, rammed another patrol car, and held two teenagers at knifepoint before he was arrested.

Trenton Lovell, a paroled robber with a long arrest record, has been charged with murder.