On Sunday, authorities announced a $100,000 reward in connection with the manhunt of a lone gunman responsible for shooting two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in an apparent ambush.The deputies were shot multiple times as they sat in their patrol vehicle in Compton. Surveillance video shows the suspect approach the patrol car, and open fire, then fleeing on foot.
On Saturday night, both victims – identified as a 31-year-old female deputy and 24-year-old male deputy- underwent surgery. The female victim was shot in the jaw and arms and is listed in critical but stable condition, according to the senior sheriff’s officials. Her 24-year-old partner suffered gunshot wounds to his forehead, arms and a hand, but was alert, the official said.=
The gunman was only described as a dark-skinned male, between the age of 28-30, wearing dark clothing. The deputies were able to radio for help, and the department released surveillance video of the shooting via Twitter. Anyone with information about the suspect or this crime was encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Anonymous tips can be left for L.A. Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477) to at http://lacrimestoppers.org.
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