A representative of the Los Angeles County sheriff who was taken to the head at a fast food restaurant died from his injuries, said the sheriff of the department Wednesday night.
Deputy Joseph Gilbert Solano, a 13-year veteran, was assigned to a Jack in the Alhambra Box when he took about 5:45 pm on Monday, the sheriff said.
The attack was caught in video surveillance.
Solano, 50, was "a life-threatening life support" Tuesday night, the sheriff said.
Deputy Joseph Gilbert Solano from the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department.
In a statement, Villanueva described Solano as a great fan of USC football and a "kind, generous man who is always ready to help others before he himself."
Rhett Nelson, a 30-year-old from Utah, was arrested on Tuesday as a shooting suspect, sheriff said.
Today, authorities released Nelson's image as they looked at whether he might be involved with other California crimes, the sheriff said Wednesday.
Nelson opposed the killing of a 30-year-old man in Los Angeles that took about an hour before Solano's shot, says Los Angeles Chief of Police Michel Moore.
] On Tuesday morning, before Nelson was taken into custody, he went to a church in Long Beach where he called his father and allegedly "referenced that he killed the two," said of sheriff.
A revolver matching the gun used to attack Solano was found in Nelson's car, authorities said. Nelson's car was also found in clothes that match what was perceived by suspected gunman in the video wearing Jack's Box, authorities said.
Nelson does not appear to know Solano, the authorities said, adding that the off-duty deputy did not wear anything to identify himself as an officer.
Nelson arrived in Southern California from Utah in the first week of June, authorities said. He was a missing person in Utah, the sheriff said.
Nelson will be held on $ 2,000,000 bail, reported by the ABC Los Angeles KABC-TV station. It is not clear if he or she has a lawyer. He should appear in court on Thursday.
Anyone with information related to Nelson is required to call Homicide Investigators at 323-890-5500.