Deputy shot in Compton attack released from hospital

Deputy shot in Compton attack released from hospital


One of the deputies wounded in a brazen ambush in Compton, Calif., over the weekend was released from the hospital Wednesday, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.

“Great news, one of those deputies was released from the hospital today,” Villanueva tweeted Wednesday night. “He has a long road ahead for recovery. But he’s not alone. We, as a community, are in this together.”

Villanueva did not identify the deputy, who was one of two shot in the head as they sat in a marked car near a transit station Saturday.

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Video of the attack shows a gunman in dark clothing walk up to their vehicle, fire into the passenger side window and run away.

Both deputies had been on the job for about 14 months, Villanueva said over the weekend.

Earlier Wednesday, the sheriff said investigators were following “multiple leads” and believed they were making progress in a massive manhunt for the gunman and a possible getaway driver.

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