The LA County Sheriff’s SWAT team has arrested a man suspected of being the Compton shooter who shot two deputies in the head over the weekend, according to several law enforcement sources.
An armed car jacket that led police at a fast speed through the Lynwood area Tuesday is said to be connected to the ambush, leaving two LA deputies fighting for their lives.
Two officers – 31-year-old Claudia Apolinar and her 24-year-old male colleague – were shot several times as they sat inside their patrol car outside the Metro Blue Line station at Willowbrook Avenue and Oak Street on Saturday night.
Shocking surveillance footage captured the moment the black male suspect strolled up to police cruises and shot the officers down at close range before fleeing on foot.
Both officers survived and are said to be in a stable condition at the hospital while a massive hunt is underway for the shooter, who authorities said is between 28 and 30 years old.
The LA County Sheriff’s SWAT team has arrested a man suspected of being the Compton shooter who ambushed and shot two deputies in the head over the weekend, according to several law enforcement sources. Depicted the scene of car jacking
An armed car jacket that led police on a high-speed chase through the Lynwood area of Compton on Tuesday is said to be linked to the ambush of LA deputies
Authorities are increasingly convinced that a suspected carjacker involved in a police chase on Tuesday was involved in Saturday’s attack on law enforcement officials, police sources told NBC Los Angeles.
LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has repeatedly denied any connection between car jacking and ambush on his deputies Saturday night.
Villanueva, who challenged LeBron James to match a reward for finding the suspect, told NBC4 on Tuesday that the two incidents were unrelated.
However, several sources have confirmed that the male suspect is wanted for the ambush over the weekend.
The armed suspect drove a light blue Toyota coupe through Lynwood earlier Tuesday.
LA County Sheriff’s Department deputies were in pursuit of the vehicle, which the driver then crashed into the 3100 block of Carlin Avenue in Lynwood.
Police sources said the driver fled the vehicle into a nearby home or apartment.
Officers evacuated people from the area as the SWAT team searched homes nearby.
It is not clear what originally led to the hunt.
It was previously suggested that Saturday’s shooting was a revenge attack for one of the waves of recent deaths of black men and women in police hands across America.
Apolinar, a mother of a six-year-old, and her colleague each received multiple gunshot wounds in Saturday’s attack.
The two officers – who both graduated from the Los Angeles Police Academy last year – were both operated on and are now in stable condition.
Video released by police showed the suspect approached a LACSD vehicle parked outside the Metro Blue Line station and opened fire before fleeing.
Despite taking several bullets – one in the face and several to her upper body – Apolinar managed to get his partner to safety, use a turret and radio for help.
A photo of the aftermath of the attack shows Apolinar covered in blood and giving medical help to his wounded partner, who was also hit in the head.
Video released by Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department shows the moment male suspects opened fire on two deputies at a Compton bus station before fleeing on foot
FOX11 got a photo (above) of the female deputy, 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 in Saturday’s shooting
A shaky shipping call reveals a shaky voice called in the shooting and mumbles: ‘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. ‘
The suspect, meanwhile, is described as a black man between the ages of 28 and 30.
He was wearing dark clothing at the time of the shooting and was last seen in a black four-door sedan.
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.’
Claudia Apolinar, 31, was identified as one of the shot officers. She graduated from the Police Academy last year
On August 31, black man Dijon Kizzee was shot and killed by the sheriff’s deputy in Los Angeles after he was stopped for a traffic violation while cycling.
Earlier this month, the Los Angeles County Supervisory Board also voted to ask the judge to conduct an investigation into the deadly deputy of 18-year-old Andres Guardado on June 18.
Thousands have taken to the streets demanding justice and calling for an end to police brutality and racism since May following the ‘murder’ of black man George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer who knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes until he went out and died.
Floyd’s death restored anger over EMT Breonna Taylor, 26, who was shot eight times while sleeping in her bed as three ordinary cloth officers executed a non-knock arrest warrant in her Louisville apartment on March 13.
In June, unarmed father Rayshard Brooks was shot dead as he ran away from officers in the driveway of a Wendys restaurant in Atlanta.
On August 23, Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by a white police officer in front of his three young children, leaving the father of six paralyzed from the waist down.
One week later on August 30, Dijon Kizzee, 29, was shot down in the street by LA police, who allegedly shot him 20 times and then handcuffed his dead body after trying to drag him across an alleged violation of the bike code. .
In early September, footage of the family was released to Daniel Prude, 41, who showed police in Rochester, New York, put a saliva cap over his face and pushed his face into the ground for two minutes until he went out and died. March 23. .
A Monroe County doctor listed the death toll as homicide caused by ‘complications of asphyxia related to physical restraint’, but no charges have been filed against any of the police.