Two LA Sheriff Deputies Ambushed in Compton, Both Reported Shot in the Head, Fighting for Lives in Surgery

Two Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputies, a man and a woman, are in surgery “fighting for their lives” after each was shot in the head in an ambush attack by lone gunman at a Metro station in Compton Saturday night, according to reports and statements by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office.

“Moments ago, 2 of our Sheriff Deputies were shot in Compton and were transported to a local hospital. They are both still fighting for their lives, so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. We will update this thread with information as it becomes available…Update: One male deputy and one female deputy were ambushed as they sat in their patrol vehicle. Both sustained multiple gunshot wounds and are in critical condition. They are both currently undergoing surgery. The suspect is still at large.”

FoxLA reporter Bill Melugin:

“BREAKING: Two LASD Transit Security (sic: Services) 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.

“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.”

“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.”

This report will be updated as warranted.

UPDATE: Screen image of shooter:


UPDATE: “Both deputies are critical but alive by God’s grace”

“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…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.”

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