LA sheriff's department offering $100K reward for information on ambush that left two officers shot


The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is offering a six-figure reward to anyone with information on the man who ambushed and shot two police deputies in Compton, California.

“We at @LASDHQ would like to offer our sincerest appreciation for the overwhelming support being offered from all over the Nation. We also wish to thank @LACountyBOS for sponsoring the $100K reward for the arrest and conviction of this coward,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva tweeted on Sunday.

The names of the deputies injured in the attack have not been released, but the two officers were described as a 24-year-old man and a 31-year-old mother.

"That was a cowardly act," Villanueva said. "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."

Video of the attack shows a man approach the vehicle and open fire on the two officers in an unprovoked attack. The suspect was described as a "dark-skinned male” in his late 20s to early 30s.

The two deputies are out of surgery, Villanueva said.

"It looks like they're going to be able to recover," Villanueva said Sunday afternoon. "We'll see what the long-term impact is. We don't know that yet, but they survived the worst."