FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Gang-Affiliated Cop Killer Receives Death Penalty

October 19, 2009  | 

Miguel Angel Magallon, 26, has been convicted of murder in the 2004 death of L.A. County police Capt. Michael Sparkes, who was shot nine times during an attempted robbery, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A superior court judge called Sparkes' death a "coldblooded killing" as he announced the sentence against Magallon, who shot Sparkes with an AK-47 rifle during an attempt to rob the officer durign an off-duty bicycle ride.

Sparkes was shot a total of nine times in an alley in the unincorporated Rosewood neighborhood near Compton. The officer fired several rounds with his 9mm Beretta, including one that flew through a car door and hit Magallon in the abdomen.

The Los Angeles County Police Department is the fourth largest law enforcement agency in Los Angeles County and is separate from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.

Read the full story.

Tags: Cop Killers, LA County PD


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

ROB ROY @ 10/20/2009 5:12 PM

This P.O.S. recieved the sentence he deserved but when was the last time California executed anyone on death row?

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Slain Florida Officer was Father of Five
A Tarpon Springs, Fla., police officer was shot and killed early Sunday morning, and a...
2 NYPD Officers Shot Dead "Execution Style" in Their Patrol Car
According to preliminary reports, both officers were working overtime as part of an...
Video: Fired Phoenix Chief Speaks Out About Unions
Now-former Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia continued to be defiant following Thursday's...
Video: Iowa Officers Injured When Man Rams Squad Car
A Waterloo, Iowa, man rammed his SUV into a police car, injuring two officers during a...
Video: Philadelphia Officer Praised for Not Shooting AR-Wielding Man
"I immediately announced 'police, drop the weapon.' About the second time I yelled it, he...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine