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Video: Suspect Arrested in California Sergeant's Shooting Death

July 23, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Suspect Arrested in California Sergeant's Shooting Death

Fellow officers are remembering a fallen comrade after veteran Hayward, Calif., police Sgt. Scott Lunger was shot and killed in cold blood. Officials say a suspect with gang affiliations has been placed under arrest, reports ABC News.

A clearly emotional Hayward Police Chief Diane Urban spoke of the tremendous loss her department has suffered in the 48-year-old Brentwood resident's death. And she confirmed that an arrest has been made in the sergeant's murder.

"There really isn't a whole lot of good news to share, other than that we have made an arrest," she said. "We do have a suspect in custody. Mark Anthony Estrada. He turned 21 years old just four days ago."

Estrada is being treated at Highland Hospital in Oakland for wounds suffered in the overnight gun battle.

"There is no why," said Chief Urban. "It's an absolutely senseless murder."

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Jon Retired LEO @ 7/24/2015 8:47 AM

Imagine that the suspect would have gang ties. That is incredible. But knowing that California has this problem I am surprised that more officers are not ambushed and killed. Sincere condolences to Officer Lunger's family and his department. California officers watch your backs!

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