The Riverside, Calif., Police officer who was shot by a career criminal during a foot pursuit at night in a park begged for mercy prior to being fatally shot.
Dist. Atty. Rod Pacheco on Monday filed a first-degree murder charge against Earl Ellis Green, 44, for the "assassination" of 27-year-old officer Ryan Bonaminio, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Bonaminio was chasing Green through the city's Fairmount Park when he slipped and fell and, while in a "vulnerable position," he was attacked by Green and had his gun taken away, according to Chief Sergio Diaz.