Off-duty deputy shot in head while waiting for food order

Police in Los Angeles County said Rhett McKenzie Nelson allegedly walked up and shot Deputy Joseph Gilbert Solano.
1:23 | 06/12/19

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Transcript for Off-duty deputy shot in head while waiting for food order
Next tonight, to the breaking headline after an urgent manhunt today. An offduty sheriff's deputy was shot at close range while waiting for his food. The gunman caught on surveillance, and moments later, after changing his clothes. Tonight, news coming in of the arrest, as that deputy now fighting for his life. ABC's will Carr outside the hospital tonight. Reporter: Tonight, authorities say the man in these surveillance photos is a suspect who shot deputy Joseph Gilbert solano in the head. Definitely a family man. Reporter: The deputy was offduty and waiting for his order at a jack in the box when a man allegedly shot the deputy who was wearing plain clothes, at point blank range. I thought something dropped in the kitchen. It was like a pop. The guy looked back and he started running. Reporter: Police released these pictures of Hudson after he allegedly jump into this white SUV and took off. Authorities say Hudson later walked into a church and called his father. During that call, he referred to committing murder in southern Reporter: His dad then called 911 and Hudson was taken into custody a short time later. Authorities say they found a revolver suspected to be the murder weapon in his car. Deputy solano is on life support in the hospital behind me. Authorities believe the shooting was random. They're interviewing the suspect right now and say he could be linked to another murder in los Angeles on the same day. David? Will Carr reporting tonight. Will, thank you.

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