Couple Feature On ‘Most Wanted’ Surrender To TV Reporter
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A couple wanted in connection with the killing of an undercover police officer, recently re-enacted on the program ″America’s Most Wanted,″ surrendered today to a television reporter, police said.
Kirkton Phenor Moore, 27, and his girlfriend, Raylene Brooks, 17, were escorted into the Hollywood police station at 4:30 a.m. by Moore’s mother and KTLA-TV reporter Warren Wilson, said police Sgt. Jeff Willis.
The two were wanted in connection with the Sept. 3 killing of Officer Daniel Pratt, 30. The six-year police veteran and father of three was shot in the face while he and his partner were tailing a car suspected in an earlier attack in which three people were wounded, authorities said.
The suspect car turned around and headed toward the officers and shots were fired from an automatic rifle, police said. Pratt’s partner fired back and was not hit, police said.
Authorities suspect Moore fired the shots while Ms. Brooks drove the car.
The officer’s killing was re-enacted Sunday on Fox Television’s ″America’s Most Wanted″ series.
The City Council and the Los Angeles Police Protective League offered a $40,000 reward for the couple’s capture.
A policeman who spoke on condition he not be identified said the couple called Wilson from Las Vegas and the reporter met them there. Wilson could not immediately reached for comment early today. An early call to KTLA was not answered.