Compton ambush against two deputies may have been a revenge attack on officers for recent police shootings against black men in LA, according to a report.
Two deputy deputies in Los Angeles County – one the 31-year-old mother of a six-year-old boy, the other a 24-year-old man – were ambushed by an unknown man at. 19 Saturday night while sitting in their patrol car at the Metro Blue Line station at Willowbrook Avenue and Oak Street.
Fox News reporter William la Jeunesse said Monday: ‘Los Angeles police will not say this publicly – but some believe this ambush was retaliation for some recent police shootings of black suspects in LA.’
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Officials have asked the public for help identifying the shooter with a $ 175,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Investigators are still working to determine the motive for the shooting, which they said took place ‘without warning or provocation’.
A photo obtained by FOX11 shows the unnamed female deputy asking for her help as she nursed her partner, a 24-year-old man who was kneeling behind a pillar after he was also hit in the head.
Harving dispatch calls reveal shouted a shaky voice during the shooting, muttering, ‘998 Compton Pax.’ By acknowledging the code of a deputy-involved shooting, a sender asks, ‘Has it just happened?’ The voice answers almost incomprehensibly, ‘Compton Pax, deputy downstairs. Compton Pax 998. ‘
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Video released by Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department shows the moment the male suspect opened fire on two deputies at a Compton bus station before fleeing on foot
FOX11 was given a picture (above) of the female deputy, who has not been named but was described as a 31-year-old mother of a six-year-old boy, covered in blood after she was shot in the jaw and helped her colleague
The suspect is described as a black man between 28 and 30 years old. He was wearing dark clothing at the time of the shooting and was last seen in a black four-door sedan.
Earlier video released by police showed the suspect approached a LACSD vehicle parked outside the Metro Blue Line station and opened fire before fleeing on foot.
Moments after the shooter runs away, the patrol door of the patrol door opens and a deputy stumbles out and presses a hand against his head.
The driver’s side door opens shortly after.
Authorities said the deputies, who both graduated from the police academy 14 months ago, each inflicted multiple gunshot wounds.
‘It was a cowardly act,’ Sheriff Villanueva said at a news conference. ‘The two deputies carried out their work, looked after their own business and took care of the safety of the people on the train.
‘Seeing someone just go up and start shooting at them. It turns me off. It terrifies me at the same time. There is no pretty way to say it. ‘
Protesters blocked the entrance to the hospital, where the two sheriff’s representatives in the Los Angeles ambush on a shooting Saturday fought for their lives and sang: ‘We hope they die’
A radio reporter who was close to the protest site was taken into custody, KABC-TV reported. The sheriff’s department later tweeted that the reporter was interfering with the arrest of a male protester
In response to the shooting, Lynwood Mayor Jose Ometeotl sent a picture with the words ‘chickens come home to relax’ accompanied by a photo of Malcolm X.
In 1963, Malcolm X used the term to describe John F Kennedy’s assassination in response to what he said was the president’s inaction against violence.
Ometeotl then used the phrase to describe the Compton police, saying the neighborhood had been ‘plagued by deputy gangs inflicting fear and violence on the community’.
‘These deputies were murdered, framed and stolen from the community just because they could,’ he said.
‘Good deputies never thought of bad deputies for fear of retaliation, and when they were caught, most of these bad deputies kept their jobs and continued their criminal careers.’
After posting the comment on Instagram, Ometeotl seemed to apologize and said: ‘Recording anyone is a completely unacceptable event in the community. I do not tolerate the type of violence that was seen in the shooting by the deputies yesterday in Compton. ‘
Ometeotl shared a meme by Malcolm X in his post and read ‘chickens come home to roost’
President of the Republican National Assembly of California in California Anthony Cabassa leads an earnest prayer after the ambush
Najee Ali from Project Islamic Hope presents Sgt. Larry Villareal of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Dept flowers to deputies who arrive at St. Francis Medical Center Monday
Police officers enter St. Francis Medical Center and carries flowers Monday
On Monday, Villanueva appealed to LA Lakers basketball star LeBron James – an outspoken activist and supporter of Black Lives Matter – to match the reward money.
The LA Board of Supervisors offered $ 100,000, and an additional $ 75,000 was donated by two individuals.
‘This challenge is for Lebron James. I want you to match it and double that reward, ‘said Villanueva, speaking on KABC Radio in the John Phillips Show.
LAPD chief Michael Moore had tweeted: ‘Tonight we are praying for these two guardians to survive. I acknowledge and acknowledge that we live in troubled times. But as a society, we must work through our differences while loudly and strongly condemning violence. Blessed are the peacemakers. ‘
Sunday night, a video emerged showing a spectator mocking the attack on the officers as a large convoy of patrol cars drove to the scene.
‘Compton. N ***** just sent the police out, ”says the unidentified narrator with a smile. ‘It is brittle. Damn. It’s going down in Compton. ‘
‘It’s going up. Some breasts on their **. Someone breaks the police. Two sheriffs shot in the face. Two sheriffs shot in the face – they stumble.
‘Someone just ran up the corner and busted on their a ** right through the window’. Then he finishes and laughs, ‘It’s a wrap.’
And footage said to have been taken outside St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood Saturday night, shows when a protester shouts, ‘I want to send a message to the pig family, I hope they die.’ Protesters had been linked to the Black Lives Matter movement on Twitter, but this has not been officially confirmed.
Another protester tells police: ‘You die one by one. This does not stop. ‘
One of the two Los Angeles deputies who was shot in the head in an ambush Saturday night helped save her partner’s life by using a turret after she radioed for backup
Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva addresses questions at a late-night news conference on the condition of two sheriff’s deputies in Compton on Saturday
A large number of sheriff’s deputies converged in the area around St. Francis Medical Center on Saturday, where two sheriff’s deputies in LA County are being treated after being shot and seriously injured in an attack.
On Sunday, the sheriff’s official in LA tweeted: ‘To the protesters who block the entrance and exit of the HOSPITAL EMERGENCY and shout’ We hope they die ‘, referring to 2 LA sheriffs’ ambush today in #Compton: DO NOT BLOCK EMERGENCY ACCESS & ACCESS HOSPITAL.
‘People’s lives are at stake when ambulances cannot get through.’
Donald Trump said on Sunday that the man who opened fire would face a ‘quick trial death penalty’ if the deputies die.
At a meeting in Nevada on Sunday night, he said, ‘If you kill a police officer, you’d be sentenced to death.’
Joe Biden said: ‘This cold-blooded shooting is not conscientious and the perpetrator must be brought to justice. Violence of any kind is wrong; those who commit it must be caught and punished. Jill and I hold the deputies and their loved ones in our hearts and pray for complete recovery. ‘
But the president of a Massachusetts chapter of the NAACP sparked outrage by declaring that there is no ‘something called blue life’.
Bishop Talbert Swan, a Pentecostal pastor from Springfield, Massachusetts, tweeted, ‘There is no such thing as BLUE LIFE …’, he tweeted. ‘Stop comparing your JOB with my LIFE … Your CAREER is a choice, my BLACK is not. #BlackLivesMatter #BlueLivesMatter ‘.