$100Ok Reward Supplied In Search For Lone Gunman In Capturing That Left 2 Deputies Critically Wounded – CBS Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) Authorities on Sunday announced a $ 100,000 reward in connection with the manhunt for a lone gunman responsible for the shooting of two Los Angeles County sheriff deputies in an apparent ambush.
The MPs were shot multiple times while sitting in their patrol car at a Compton tube station. Without provocation, the surveillance video shows the suspect approaching the patrol car and opening fire. The suspect fled on foot. He was only described as a dark-skinned man between the ages of 28 and 30 who wore dark clothing. The MPs could call for help by radio.
Both victims were operated on Saturday evening. They were identified as a 31 year old female substitute and a 24 year old male substitute.
“One is the mother of a 6 year old boy. Your husband is here with you. The other is 24 years old and the parents are here, the girlfriend is here. You’re both not in class 437, ”Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a press conference, adding that both graduated from academy 14 months ago.
“In fact, I swore them into office 14 months ago,” he said, adding, “these are real people who do a tough job and it just shows the dangers of the job in the blink of an eye.” Villanueva said the attack was “cowardly”.
Shortly after the shooting, the department posted a surveillance video of the shooting on Twitter:
Update: The shooter approached the MPs and opened fire without warning or provocation. pic.twitter.com/cBQjyKkoxJ
– LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) September 13, 2020
Both MPs were taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood after the shooting.
“Our deputy was hit at least once in the jaw and at least twice in the arm,” said Ron Hernandez, president of the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs. “I think the male proxy was hit in the arm at least a few times too.”
Protesters gathered outside the emergency room, resulting in two arrests, including one of a radio reporter. MEPs say she doesn’t have proper ID. She was released a few hours later.
The LASD thanked others on Sunday evening for their support following the reported ambush.
“We are humble at the tremendous outpouring of love, overwhelming support, and uplifting words and kind actions of the public and our Brothers in Blue, both near and far, for the MPs raided in Compton. We stand firm in the fight against the good fight, “read the tweet.
Anyone with information about the suspect or the crime was asked to contact the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Office at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous tips can be left for LA Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477) at http://lacrimestoppers.org.