Transcript for Off-duty deputy shot in head in fast food joint
The suspect identified as -- Nelson senior being led away by sheriff's deputies in Long Beach. Less than 24 hours after investigators say he allegedly shot an LA county sheriff's deputy in the head deputy Joseph Solano. Was off duty waiting for his food inside at Jack in the Box in Alhambra and is currently a grave condition on life support and local hospital. So we're praying for his recovery investigators say Nelson is also suspected of shooting and killing a man in LA about an hour before Solana was shot. So far no motive. Says there's a problem. He says government. Cash heart tests. Treat the thirty year old Utah residents senior on FaceBook last year. His family report him missing last month his father says he had a history of opiate abuse was clean for six months. His sister posting not sure of his mental state. Don't think approaching him directly would be a good idea. We've got an unpredictable person on the Lam. In my backyard. That was really scary Melanie stone watched police with guns drawn as they tracked down the suspect to Long Beach detectives say he was driving the white Kia sorrento. Matching the description of the vehicle used after the deputy shooting a revolver matching the gun used in the assault was recovered from inside the car. Investigators say they were tipped off by Nelson's father who Nelson called from a nearby church Tuesday morning. During that call he referred to committing murder in Southern California. Obviously concerning his father. The father called Long Beach police department to report. What his senate told him.
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