Deputies were shot several times as he sat in his patrol car at a subway station in Compton, south of Los Angeles. Without provocation, the surveillance video shows the suspect approaching the patrol car and opening fire and leaving. He was described only as a dark man, between 28-30 years old, wearing dark clothes. Members were able to call for help.
On Saturday night, both victims underwent surgery. They were identified as a 31-year-old female deputy and a 24-year-old male deputy.
“One is the mother of a 6-year-old boy. Her husband is here with them. The other is 24 years old and the parents are here, the girl is here. They are both out of class 437,” said Sheriff Alex Vigianeva at a news conference. noting that they both recently graduated from the academy.
“I actually swore to them in the office 14 months ago,” he said, adding that “these are real people who do a hard job and that only shows the dangers of working in the blink of an eye.” Villaneywa said the attack was carried out in a “cowardly manner”.
Shortly after the shooting, the The department posted a follow-up video of shooting on the internet:
Both deputies were taken to St. John’s Medical Center. Francis at Lynwood after the shooting. Outside the emergency room, protesters gathered. There were two arrests, including radio reporting. Deputies say he did not have the proper credentials. A few hours later, he was released.
Anyone with information about the suspect or this crime was encouraged to contact the authorities at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous tips can be left for LA Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477) or In connection.