Los Angeles, September 14 : A $100,000 reward was offered for info leading to the detain & conviction of a suspect who shot 2 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies, officials stated.
The reward has been authorized on Sun. by this Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for “a lone gunman”, who’s described as a black male between 28-30 years-old, wearing dark clothing, Xinhua press agency quoted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept. (LASD) as informing in an announcement.
Both deputies have been shot late Sat. night in Compton, a city situated south of downtown Los Angeles.
The suspect reached the vehicle from behind & fired multiple rounds from his own firearm.
The deputies sustained crucial wounds, as per the LASD.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives continued their own probe to determine the conditions surrounding the shooting
A video footage of the shooting published on-line by this Sheriff’s Dept. demonstrated the suspect moving towards a sheriff’s vehicle parked by this roadside & opening fire without caveat (or) provocation.
The shooter afterwards ran far from the scene.
“We in the LASD would like to offer our sincerest appreciation for the overwhelming help being offered from all over the Country. We also wish to appreciate the LA County Board of Supervisors for sponsoring the 100,000-dollar reward for the detain & conviction of this coward,” stated Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva within the announcement.
Villanueva stated that the deputies “survived the shooting & (are) recovering, a double miracle” & detectives were “functioning furiously overnight” to identify the shooter, The Los Angeles Times recorded on Sun..
One such deputies is a 31-year-old mom of a six-year-old boy & the different is a 24-year-old person, stated authorities in a information briefing Sat. night.
President Donald Trump & Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have both condemned the attack.
California(CA) Governor Gavin Newsom named the attack a “cowardly, horrific act” & observed that “the offender should be quickly took to justice”.
Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti also firmly condemned “this cowardly ambush” & sent prayers of healing to the deputies shot “in a horrific attack”.