Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva will provide an update Wednesday morning on the investigation into the ambush of two on-duty deputies.
The deputies were both shot will sitting in a marked patrol car at the Metro Blue Line station located at 275 N. Willowbrook Ave. in Compton on Sept. 12.
The suspect walked up to the passenger side of the vehicle and fired multiple shots through an open window, hitting both deputies in the upper body, according to the sheriff’s department.
“Despite being critically injured, the deputies valiantly cared for each other’s wounds and safety, communicated their location and plight to others, and tactically prepared for another attack,” according to a statement from the department. “The suspect fled the scene, and a monetary reward was offered for information leading to their arrest and conviction.”
A $600,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the shooter, described by the sheriff’s department as a “male Black, 28 to 30 years old, wearing dark clothing, who was last seen heading northbound on Willowbrook Avenue in a black four-door sedan.”
Both deputies were released from the hospital earlier this month.
Anyone with information on the case can call the sheriff’s tip line at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be left for L.A. Crime Stoppers at 800-222- TIPS (8477) or at lacrimestoppers.org.
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