The deputies, one male and one feminine, have been “ambushed” as they sat of their car, police mentioned.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva mentioned at a press convention Saturday evening that the capturing in Compton was accomplished “in a cowardly fashion” and that each deputies have been being handled at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood.
Capt. Kent Wegener mentioned the capturing occurred at 7 p.m. Wegener mentioned the suspect approached from behind the deputies’ car and walked alongside the passenger aspect. He acted as if he was going to stroll previous the automotive, raised a pistol and shot a number of instances hitting each deputies, Wegener mentioned.
The two officers — a 31-year-old mom and a 24-year-old man — have been taken to a neighborhood hospital and are “both still fighting for their lives,” LASD mentioned. Both deputies have been sworn in 14 months in the past, Villanueva mentioned.
“This is just a somber reminder that this is a dangerous job, and actions and words have consequences. Our job does not get any easier because people do not like law enforcement,” Villanueva mentioned. “It pisses me off, it dismays me at the same time. There’s no pretty way to say it.”
The sheriff’s division introduced Sunday afternoon it’s providing a $100,000 reward for info resulting in the arrest and conviction of the suspect, who stays at massive.
As of Sunday, the Metro station in Compton stays an lively crime scene, with dozens of legislation enforcement autos and police tape blocking entry. Late Sunday morning, a tow truck was seen carrying away a Sheriff’s Department SUV from the situation of the capturing.
The hospital the place the 2 deputies are being handled stays underneath heavy police safety with a number of patrol vehicles positioned close to the doorway.
“Every day, law enforcement officers put themselves at risk to protect our community,” his tweet learn. “I hope the perpetrator of this cowardly attack can be quickly brought to justice.”
Reporter, protester arrested
A reporter and a protester have been arrested and charged with resisting arrest outdoors the hospital, the LASD tweeted.
Deputies issued a dispersal order for “the unlawful assembly of a group of protesters” who, based on police, have been yelling anti-police statements and blocking the hospital emergency entrance and exits, however “a male adult protester refused to comply.”
“During his arrest, a struggle ensued at which time a female adult ran towards the deputies, ignored repeated commands to stay back as they struggled with the male and interfered with the arrest,” a LASD tweet mentioned.
“The female adult, who was later identified as a member of the press, did not identify herself as press and later admitted she did not have proper press credentials on her person,” mentioned a tweet.