31-year-old Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Claudia Apolinar gave first aid to her fellow deputy after both were ambushed Saturday night by a gunman, video shows.
Apolinar joined the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) three years ago and previously worked as a librarian, according to Daily Mail.
Apolinar and her unidentified 24-year old male colleague were in their patrol car when an unidentified gunman walked up to the vehicle and began shooting, video shows.
Moments ago, 2 of our Sheriff Deputies were shot in Compton and were transported to a local hospital. They are both still fighting for their lives, so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. We will update this thread with information as it becomes available.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) September 13, 2020
Apolinar, who was reportedly shot through the jaw, began tending to the wounds of her male colleague despite profusely bleeding, according to a video posted to Twitter.
This female LASD deputy is a hero. She’s helping her partner tend to his wounds while she’s bleeding from the jaw. She was shot in the face.
Blue lives matter. pic.twitter.com/ETwyNe5Fe3
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 15, 2020