One of the two sheriffs who was injured is discharged, the Sheriff’s deputy injured in the same shooting in Compton Saturday is still admitted
LASD continues the search for the Compton gunman.
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As the bounty for the fugitive shooter increases to $ 300,000, one of the two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies who were shot in Compton is outside the hospital, said the sheriff Alex Villanueva.
A 24-year-old sheriff has been released, while the 31-year-old Sheriff’s deputy who was also injured in the shooting remains in hospital, ABC 7 reported.
We at @LASDHQ appreciate the outpouring of prayers and support you have shown for our ambushed deputies.
Great news, one of those deputies was released from the hospital today. He has a long road ahead for recovery. But he’s not alone. We, as a community, are in this together.
– Alex Villanueva (@LACoSheriff) September 17, 2020
The two officers on transit duty were shot while sitting in a patrol vehicle at the Compton Metro station on Saturday.
Their names have not been made public, but both were sworn in just 14 months ago.
The medical prognosis for both deputies is good, but they have a long road to recovery.
The lone shooter was seen on surveillance video walking towards the patrol vehicle, pointing a pistol at the passenger window and firing several shots.
A short time later, the deputy was seen inside a nearby building working to put a tourniquet on her injured partner even as she was bleeding from her own jaw wound.
Sheriff’s officers say the massive law enforcement presence that was dispatched to Lynwood on Tuesday was due to an armed carjacking suspect which has not been linked to the officer’s shooting.
A large presence was required because that suspect had previously injured the auto theft victim with a high powered rifle. That suspect was arrested and is being held in lieu of a $ 2 million dollar bond.