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A Reward of $100,000 Offered in Manhunt of Gunman who Shot 2 LA Sheriff's Deputies


A $100,000 reward was offered by Los Angeles County Sheriff  Department in manhunt of the gunman who fatally shot two LA Sheriff's deputies and made critically injured on Saturday night.

The ambush style attack happened on Saturday at the Metro Blue Line station at Willowbrook Avenue and Compton Boulevard around 7 p.m. The location is a short distance from the Compton sheriff's station while the deputies sitting on their patrol car.

One of the wounded law enforcement officers, a 31-year-old mother of a 6-year-old boy, was shot in the jaw and arms and is listed in critical but stable condition, according to the senior sheriff's officials.

One of the deputies described the suspect as a dark skinned male of large in height.Video was from a fish eye lens which potentially distorts suspect’s height. 

Both sheriff's deputies were initially "fighting for their lives" at St. Francis Medical Center in Los Angeles following the Saturday night shooting outside a Metro train station in Compton. 

"That was a cowardly act," Sheriff Alex Villanueva said during a news conference on Saturday night. "The two deputies were doing their job, minding their own business, watching out for the safety of the people on the train. To see somebody just walk up and start shooting on them. It pisses me off. It dismays me at the same time. There's no pretty way to say it."

Surveillance video released by the sheriff's department showed an individual dressed in a black shorts, a dark jacket and wielding a pistol in his hand walk up to the patrol vehicle and open fire without warning through the passenger-side window.

The shooter, who authorities said is believed be Black and 28 to 30 years old, ran away to a black four-door sedan and sped away. As the gunman fled, the surveillance video showed the patrol vehicle's passenger-side door open and one of the wounded deputies stumble out.

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