The gunman who ambushed two Los Angeles County deputies should be executed if the deputies do not survive, President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday.
As of Sunday afternoon, it was not clear whether police had identified the suspect who, according to a surveillance video, walked up to the passenger’s side of the parked car the deputies were in and fired several times at close range.
The incident took place at about 7 p.m. local time Saturday near a train station in Compton, the Los Angeles Times reported. Both deputies are now expected to survive.
“If they die, fast trial death penalty for the killer. Only way to stop this!” the president tweeted Sunday morning in response to the shooting.
If they die, fast trial death penalty for the killer. Only way to stop this! https://t.co/K3sKh28GjX
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2020