BREAKING: Two LASD Transit Security Bureau deputies have been shot at the Compton PAX station. I’m told by LASD that both were shot in the head by a male who got off a bus, then fled. Both hospitalized, Sheriff Villanueva at hospital now. @FOXLA
***Correction it’s Transit Services Bureau not Transit Security Bureau, my apologies ***
UPDATE: LASD sources tell me both deputies were in their vehicle when they were both shot in the head and that this was a “straight ambush”. LASD working on suspect info. @FOXLA
UPDATE: LASD sources tell me both deputies were in their vehicle when they were both shot in the head and that this was a “straight ambush”. LASD working on suspect info. @FOXLA
UPDATE: I’m told LASD is planning for a 10pm press conference at St. Francis hospital. @FOXLA
I have just been sent surveillance video of the shooting and can confirm it is 100% an ambush. Man slowly creeps up to the vehicle like he’s stalking it, fires shots through the window, then flees the scene. I will not post any of the video until given approval to do so. @FOXLA
I am hearing conflicting info on the status of both deputies so I will refrain from any talk of their conditions until I get more concrete info. I will not be showing any of the video unless LASD approves as it is quite upsetting. Just know it was a COMPLETE ambush. @FOXLA
BREAKING: LASD has given me the okay to show this shortened video of the suspect opening fire on the deputies in this ambush. Before the video starts, the suspect creeps up to vehicle. After it stops, deputy falls out and stumbles. Manhunt still underway. @FOXLA
There have been rumors that one of the deputies passed away. I heard some of the same talk, but my sources are telling me that is incorrect, that both are still alive and recovering. Sheriff Villanueva is holding a press conference at 10pm, so we will find out soon. @FOXLA
NEW: President Trump reacts to video of the shooting ambush of two LASD deputies in Compton tonight. @FOXLA
NEW: LASD announces both deputies are in fact, still alive. 14 homicide detectives are on scene. Very generic suspect description of a dark skinned male, per one of the deputies. Video was from a fish eye lens which potentially distorts suspect’s height. @FOXLA
NEW: Sheriff Villanueva says one deputy is a 31 year old mom of a 6 year old boy, other is 24 year old male. Says both deputies are out of surgery with multiple gun shot wounds & critical. Says this is now a growing trend of police being targeted in current climate. @FOXLA
“It pisses me off, it dismays me,” Sheriff says of the ambush. He says his deputies are stretched thin and that they have to have a buddy system and watch eachother’s backs. @FOXLA
NEW: LASD tells me a small group of protesters has shown up to the hospital the ambushed deputies are being treated at. @FOXLA
Anti police protesters for those asking. How insanely disrespectful. Unconfirmed reports they tried to get into the emergency room!
Confirmed via witness who talked to ABC7: Says protesters made derogatory comments towards deputies and tried to get inside the emergency room.
NEW: Here is a thread of videos from protesters who recorded themselves going to the hospital where the ambushed LASD deputies are being treated and shouting "we hope that bitch dies", "oink, oink" and "y'all gonna die one by one." @FOXLA
NEW: Video of witness reaction to the LASD deputies being ambushed & shot in Compton with these men seemingly celebrating what they’ve just seen. One yells “No justice, no peace!” as one of the deputies struggles to stand up. @FOXLA
NEW: Jose Ometeotl, the city manager of Lynwood, posted on his Instagram that “Chickens come home to roost” following the ambush shooting of two LASD deputies in Compton. One is a 31 y/o mom of a young boy, the other is a 24 year old male deputy, both very new. @FOXLA
This post was public from his public profile, but he has now made his account private after I tweeted his comments.
Here is the full post from before he made his account private. @FOXLA
NEW: The city of Lynwood has responded to their city manager’s public Instagram post that said “Chickens come home to roost” after the ambush of two LASD deputies. The city council says Jose Ometeotl’s comments were his personal opinion & do not reflect the city’s position @FOXLA
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
NEW: Speaking with @KABCRadio . Sheriff Alex Villanueva issues a challenge to Lebron James to match the reward money on the table for the arrest of the shooter who ambushed two LASD deputies in Compton. County has put up $100,000 & private citizens have offered $75,000. @FOXLA
NEW: A local activist condemns what protesters chanted outside of the hospital the ambushed LASD deputies are being treated at, when they said they hope the deputies die.
“We hope they LIVE!” @FOXLA
BREAKING: Lynwood city councilman Sal Alatorre tells me he is authoring a motion for a “review of discipline or dismissal” for city manager Jose Ometeotl at a special council meeting tomorrow re: Ometeotl’s “chickens come home to roost” post about LASD shooting ambush. @FOXLA

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