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Suspect in Metro bus driver's slaying identified

May 21, 2012 |  8:07 am

The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Metro bus driver was identified Monday as Anthony Craig Chambers, 41, of Los Angeles.

Chambers was the lone passenger on the bus when the shooting occurred about 9:10 a.m. Sunday near Santa Monica Boulevard and West Knoll Drive, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.

He was booked on suspicion of murder at the West Hollywood sheriff’s station and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

The 51-year-old driver was leaving an MTA layover area near the intersection when the shooting occurred, MTA spokesman Rick Jager said Sunday.

The name of the driver, a five-year veteran, has not been released. A motive for the shooting remained unclear Monday morning.

Two weapons were recovered at the scene, authorities said. Deputies also found a suspicious package, which was removed by the bomb squad but turned out not to be an explosive device, officials said Monday morning.

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