El Monte Police Chief Ben Lowry dies at 45 of unspecified ‘health issues’ after being shot by ex-police officer in 2009
Ben Lowry (left) was shot by an ex-cop, now charged with murder
Lowry worked in a series of high-profile drug busts including the arrest of Pablo Escobar, the most wanted man on the planet
Deputies had been sent to a house after Lowry was shot by ex-cop
Lowry was struck three times in the back and once in the stomach
Lowry was charged with criminal conspiracy, illegal dealing and witness intimidation, along with the shooting
A former police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Ben Lowry, a city police chief who was shot three times while sitting in his own car at a traffic stop on the morning of September 12, 2009.
Ben Lowry was hit once in the back and twice in the stomach with a 12 gauge shotgun.
He was released from the hospital on Monday and returned to work.
Ben Lowry was shot three times by ex-police officer, now charged with murder
The officer, former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department narcotics detective Brian Keith Banta, shot Lowry five times as part of a criminal conspiracy, witness intimidation and illegal dealing, police said in the first charges against him.
Lowry worked in many high-profile drug busts, including the arrest of Pablo Escobar, the most wanted man on the planet; in the arrest of a Mexican drug gang leader; and in a wide-ranging corruption of the Los Angeles Police Department.
A former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department narcotics detective shot by an LAPD officer was later convicted of federal charges that he shot and killed an unarmed man.
Lowry was shot by an ex-cop, now charged with murder
Lowry was shot on a morning in 2009 by an ex-cop who was subsequently