The investigations of the Ambush shooting of two deputies in Los Angeles is offering a reward of $675,000 for information, this is following an incident that happened on Saturday where two deputies were shot in a parked car near a transit station.
It is reported that the suspect was in dark clothing, he walked up to their vehicle, shot the passenger’s side window, and ran away.
However, the detectives in their investigations have found that there was someone standing near the train station who likely saw the shooter.
Villanueva said, “The man was standing in the walkway when the shooter ran by, that person is a witness.”
Villanueva told reporters that investigators were following “numerous and substantial leads.”
Two deputies that were shot, one is the 24-year old deputy that has been released from the hospital and the other one is a 31-year-old deputy.
“The 24-year-old deputy released from the hospital but has a long road to recovery. The investigation was progressing well and detectives were looking for someone who is seen on a video standing near the train station who likely saw the shooter,” said Villanueva.
According to KABC-TV of Los Angeles, the 31-year-old deputy remained in intensive care. She was in critical but stable condition after being shot in the jaw and arms.
The reward grew from the Los Angeles county board of supervisor’s original authorization of $100, 000 because of contributions from the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sherriff’s and Los Angeles country Metropolitan Transportation Authority as well as from private donations, ABC News reported.
BY Andile Sindani