LOS ANGELES, CA – We are breathing a one big sigh of relief after learning that one of the deputies ambushed and left to die by a gunman in Compton has been released from the hospital. We are still holding our breath and praying for the second deputy.
At the time of this writing, the gunmen is still on the run, but the reward for his capture and conviction is now in the $300,000 range.
“We have very promising leads that we’re following,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.
According to the Orange County Register:
“The 31-year-old female deputy, remained in St. Francis’ ICU and both still face additional surgeries after they were both shot in the head by a man while sitting in their patrol vehicle near a Metro A Line station,” Villanueva said earlier during a virtual town hall with Glendale officials and residents.
“Their prognosis is good. They have a long road to recovery ahead of them, but, thankfully, they were spared life-altering injury.”
The fact that the male deputy is doing as well as he is in no doubt thanks to the excellent medical care he received in the ambulance, and at the hospital.
But we cannot say enough about the efforts of his critically wounded partner who rendered aid on the scene after sustaining gunshot wounds of her own (more on that below).
While people sat down the street taking cell phone video and laughing that the deputies were shot, she climbed out of the patrol unit and started assisting her partner. And that is the type of selfless service that officers, deputies and agents continue to demonstrate day after day.
Yet, the social justice elite out there have remained relatively quiet for the past few days.
Take Lebron James for example. The day after Jacob Blake was shot by Kenosha police, here is what James had to say.
And y’all wonder why we say what we say about the Police!! Someone please tell me WTF is this???!!! Exactly another black man being targeted. This shit is so wrong and so sad!! Feel so sorry for him, his family and OUR PEOPLE!! We want JUSTICE https://t.co/cJxOj1EZ3H
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 24, 2020
Keep in mind, more and more evidence is coming out that point to this shooting being justified. Time will tell.
Here is what James has said in the days since these deputies were ambushed.
GREAT COMEBACK!! Congrats @naomiosaka! 🙏🏾✊🏾
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 12, 2020
And of course, the next day, after having time to process what had happened in his own city.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 13, 2020
That is all. Nothing condemning the targeted shooting of two Los Angeles County Deputies. Not a single word. This from the man who offered the self proclamation:
LeBron James blows off Fox News host: “I will definitely not ‘shut up and dribble.’ I mean too much to society.” pic.twitter.com/qF3SqfO0ug
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) February 17, 2018
So, if he is correct, if he means too much to society to stay silent, why is he silent?
Ironically, Sheriff Villanueva called James out and challenged him to match the money (more below) already offered as a reward.
Not that James and the rest of the sports and entertainment industries would notice or care, but it is highly possible that one of those deputies is still alive because of the other.
Sheriff warns deputies to be on heightened alert for another ambush-style attack
COMPTON, LA– The hunt is still on for the gunman who ambushed two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officers on September 12th.
Now, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tells ABC News that he has warned deputies to watch out for more possible attacks. Villanueva said:
“This is going to cause us to be a lot more concerned about when we approach vehicles when we’re out there on the streets,”
UPDATE: L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva warned deputies to watch out for more possible attacks after a gunman ambushed two officers in Compton. https://t.co/AqrKpGm4eO
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 15, 2020
He went on to say:
“We have everybody paired up in two-man vehicles now. So, we’re going to have to be watching out for each other’s back out there on the streets.”
Villanueva said that the LA County Sheriff department is using all the resources at their disposal to aid in the search for the gunman. He pressed the immediate need to identify the dangerous suspect and get him off the streets before he’s able to strike again.
The FBI has joined in the search for the gunman, and announced it is lending resources to the manhunt and “stands ready to assist in response” to the attack.
As the FBI joined a massive search for a gunman who ambushed two deputies, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says he's worried about more attacks on law enforcement officers and is warning members of his agency to watch each other's back. https://t.co/kqXKP6Ddvf
— ABC News (@ABC) September 14, 2020
On Sunday, the The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the gunman.
In addition, many have made anonymous donations to aid in the arrest of the suspect.
Villanueva told ABC News that despite being shot four or five times, including once in the jaw, the female deputy walked around the patrol vehicle to help her 24-year-old partner, who suffered gunshot wounds to his forehead, arms and a hand.
“He’s bleeding out profusely from the arm so she actually applies a tourniquet to his arm to stop the bleeding and she tries to call for help on the radio,
“It’s pretty heart-wrenching and she’s trying to mumble and we finally get her … she says where she is at and the fact that there was a shooting, and that got all the help rolling in her direction.”
Villanueva said after exiting their patrol car, the wounded deputies hid behind a column because:
“They didn’t know if the gunman was going to come back or not and they’re obviously both disabled and injured, very gut-wrenching to see the video and the heroic efforts from both of them to get to safety and still manage to take care of each other,”
It has just been reported that the 24-year-old male deputy that was shot in the forehead, arms and hands has been released from the hospital.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced that one of the deputies — a 24-year-old officer who suffered gunshot wounds to his forehead, arms and a hand — has been released from the hospital. https://t.co/lWdWmNZTCu
— ABC News (@ABC) September 17, 2020