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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Sunday September 13th, 2020 :: 03:18 a.m. PDT

Advisory

Manhunt Underway for Suspect in Ambush Shooting of 2 LA Sheriff’s Deputies in Compton

DATE:  Saturday, September 12, 2020
                               
TIME:   Approx 7:00 P.M.
 
LOCATION:  Compton Blue Line Station, 275 N. Willowbrook Avenue, Compton
 
SUSPECT:  Male
 
UNIT:  Homicide Bureau – Lieutenant Dean
 
 
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are investigating the ambush shooting of two sheriff’s deputies who were shot multiple times during an ambush while seated in their patrol vehicle at the Compton Blue Line Station located at 275 North Willowbrook Avenue in Compton.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the attack, which was captured on surveillance video, shows the male suspect sneak up to the patrol vehicle before firing multiple rounds through the front passenger window.  

The suspect then ran from the scene.

The suspect has been described as a dark skinned male.

Both deputies were struck multiple times in the upper torso.  They were transported to a local hospital and remain in critical condition.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.  If you wish to remain anonymous, call “LA Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), using your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP” on Google play or the App Store, or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
 
 
Authored by:
Juanita Navarro-Suarez, Deputy
Sheriff's Information Bureau - Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
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Los Angeles California 90012
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Alex Villanueva, Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
 

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