Hundreds of Santa Clarita residents gathered to hold a candlelight vigil for Sgt. Steve Owen at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station on Saturday.
“Tonight was absolutely touching. I had chills running through my body the whole night.” said a Facebook post from Katy Sharbonow. “Filled with pride, admiration and love from our community. Thank you Kari, Ray, and the whole team, and much love to the Owen family.”
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A capital murder charge was filed Friday against the parolee for the alleged execution-style shooting death of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steven Owen, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Trenton Trevon Lovell, 27, faces one count of murder with the special circumstance allegations of murder for the purpose of avoiding or preventing a lawful arrest and murder of a peace officer.
On Oct. 6, Lovell is accused of shooting Owen, 53, multiple times shortly after the deputy arrived at the 3200 block of West Avenue J-7 to respond to a burglary call. Lovell allegedly then jumped into the sergeant’s patrol vehicle while a second deputy arrived at the scene, prosecutors said.
The defendant is charged with ramming the second deputy’s vehicle with Owen’s patrol car. Lovell then allegedly fled into a nearby residence where he held two victims at knifepoint, prosecutors added. Deputies arrested the defendant soon after.
Lovell is being held without bail.