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Reward offered in manhunt for suspect in sheriff ambush shooting

Investigators requesting additional information about incident

OW Staff Writer | 9/17/2020, midnight

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide investigators are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting of two LASD deputies. The incident was reported Saturday, Sept. 12, at approximately 6:58 p.m., at the MLK Transit Center in Compton.

A lone gunman ambushed two deputies. The suspect approached the vehicle from behind and fired several rounds from his firearm at the deputies, striking them. The deputies sustained critical injuries.

The suspect is described as a Black male, 28-30 years-old, wearing dark clothing.

At press time, the reward had exceeded $300,00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

Anyone with additional  information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

To provide information anonymously, call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use a smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.