LASD continues the search for the Compton gunman.
Photo: ETIENNE LAURENT / EFE
After a fugitive gunman attacked two Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) deputies in cold blood last weekend in Compton, the agency announced a huge reward for finding the gunman.
In principle, the authorities announced a reward of $ 100,000 dollars to whoever provides information that leads to the identification and arrest of the attacker, but now the reward will be $ 200,000, as reported by the Fox network.
In addition, the department ruled on a publication that circulated on social networks accusing a man outside the Los Angeles area. The LASD claimed it was misinformation and that they remained without a suspect.
Currently, there is a social media post that is being circulated which identifies a male out of the Los Angeles area as the suspect responsible for the ambush of our 2 deputies yesterday. This is ERRONEOUS information and there are no named or wanted suspects at this time.
– LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) September 14, 2020
In an apparent unprovoked attack, about 7 p.m. on Saturday, the gunman approached the window of a patrol with two Sheriff’s deputies, a 31-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, and shot them repeatedly in cold blood. The agents are hospitalized with serious injuries.
Update: The gunman walked up on the deputies and opened fire without warning or provocation. pic.twitter.com/cBQjyKkoxJ
– LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) September 13, 2020
An image released last Monday shows the policewoman who despite being seriously injured, she applied a tourniquet and protected her partner while waiting for reinforcements.
NEW: LASD & the families of the two ambushed deputies have given me permission to show this graphic photo of the moment after they were shot. I’m told female deputy was shot through jaw, still radioed for help & applied tourniquet to male deputy’s wounds. Both stable now. @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/6m06qec1v2
– Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 14, 2020
LASD Detective Keegan McInnis created a fundraising campaign on GoFundMe to help the two injured police officers to cover the expenses of the operations and the recovery treatments that they will need once their life is not in danger.
The man, who fled the scene on foot, remains a fugitive.
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