Two deputies ambushed, shot while inside patrol vehicle in Compton; suspect at large
Updated: Sep 14, 2020
Two Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies are "fighting for their lives" after they were shot in the head in an ambush at the Metro station in Compton.
The incident happened Saturday at the Metro Blue Line station at Willowbrook Avenue and Compton Boulevard around 7 p.m. The location is a short distance from the Compton sheriff's station.
One deputy was described as a 31-year-old mother of a 6-year-old boy. Her husband came to St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood after the shooting.
The other deputy was a 24-year-old man and his girlfriend and parents came to hospital.
The surveillance video of the shooting shows the suspect ambush the deputies as they sat in the patrol vehicle.
Warning: Footage of the shooting may be disturbing to some viewers.
Officials were not able to get a detailed description of the shooter other than a man. Officials cautioned that the surveillance video released from the scene uses a fisheye lens so the suspect's height and weight may be slightly distorted from reality. The suspect is described as a male Black 28-30 years-old, wearing dark clothing.
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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has authorized a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.