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.

Read the full story at LATimes.com.

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