Compton, CA–Two L.A Sheriff’s Deputies who were sworn in just 14 months ago, were reportedly ambushed and shot this weekend in Compton. Seemingly overnight, the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors has allocated $100,000 for information in the case. According to CNN:
“The deputies — a 31-year-old mother and a 24-year-old man — have been hospitalized in critical condition since Saturday night and are “fighting for their lives,” the sheriff’s department has said.”
Following news of the shooting, several protestors arrived at Lynwood Medical Center where the Sheriff’s were receiving medial attention. A member of Africa Town Coalition was arrested and later released. A local Asian American reporter was also arrested by police who claimed she did not have the proper press credentials.
“Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide investigators are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting of two LASD deputies. The incident was reported Saturday, September 12, 2020, at approximately 6:58 p.m., at the MLK Transit Center in Compton.A lone gunman ambushed two of our deputies last night.
The suspect approached the vehicle from behind and fired several rounds from his firearm at the deputies, striking them. The deputies sustained critical injuries.The suspect is described as a male Black 28-30 years-old, wearing dark clothing. He was last seen northbound on Willowbrook Avenue in a black 4-door sedan.The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has authorized a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.
There is no additional information available at this time. Sheriff Alex Villanueva said “We at the LASD would like to offer our sincerest appreciation for the overwhelming support being offered from all over the Nation. We also wish to thank the LA County Board of Supervisors for sponsoring the $100K reward for the arrest and conviction of this coward.”Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org“
Video: CBS Los Angeles, On Scene TV