Authorities on Sunday announced a Reward of $ 100,000 in connection with the search for a suspect who was seen on video in an apparent ambush, reports CBS in Los Angeles.
Deputies were killed multiple times as they sat in their patrol vehicle at a Compton subway station south of Los Angeles. Without provocation, the surveillance video shows the suspect approaching the patrol car, opening fire, and then running away. It was only described as a dark-skinned male, aged 28 to 30, who wore dark clothing. The deputies were able to ask for help via radio.
Both victims underwent surgery on Saturday night. They were identified as a 31
“One is the mother of a 6-year-old. Her husband is here with them. The other is 24 and the parents are here, the girl is here. They are both out of class 437,” Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a press conference, noting that both had recently graduated from the academy.
“In fact, I swore them in office 14 months ago,” he said, adding that “these are real people who do hard work and just show the dangers of work in the blink of an eye.” Villanueva said the attack took place in a “cowardly way”.
Immediately after the shooting, the department posted the surveillance video of the shooting online:
Both deputies were rushed to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood after the shooting. Protesters gathered outside the emergency room. There have been two arrests, including that of a radio reporter. MEPs say he didn’t have the proper credentials. A few hours later, she was released.
Anyone with information about the suspect or about 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 online.