L.A. Sheriff: Two Deputies — 31-Year-Old Mother, 24-Year-Old Male — Ambushed In ‘Cowardly’ Attack

L.A. Sheriff: Two Deputies — 31-Year-Old Mother, 24-Year-Old Male — Ambushed In ‘Cowardly’ Attack


Two deputies with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department were hospitalized Saturday evening after a male gunman approached their patrol vehicle, fired multiple shots inside in an ambush attack, and then fled on foot, according to officials and video surveillance. 

One of the deputies is a 31-year-old mother of a 6-year-old boy, and the other is a 24-year-old male, revealed Sheriff Alex Villanueva in a press conference Saturday evening. He did not disclose their condition. 

“This is just a somber reminder: It’s a dangerous job,” said Villanueva during the press conference. “Actions — words — have consequences, and our job does not get any easier because people don’t like law enforcement.”

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Villanueva said the two deputies, both of whom joined the force only 14 months ago, had been “ambushed” in a “cowardly fashion” while in their vehicle by a local metro station. 

“The two deputies were doing their job, minding their own business, watching out for the safety of the

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