Officer shot in suspected 'ambush attack' in Los Angeles

05:54 17.09.2023

A tragic incident unfolded outside the Los Angeles County Sheriff's station on Saturday evening, as a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was shot and killed in what appears to be an ambush attack. The shocking news was reported by Fox News Digital, who learned that the shooting took place in Palmdale, California, outside the Palmdale Sheriff's station.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's office informed the public that they received reports of the shooting at approximately 6 p.m. PST on Saturday, September 16. The incident is believed to have been an ambush, catching the deputy off-guard and resulting in a fatal outcome. The deputy was found in a state of medical distress outside the station and was quickly rushed to a nearby hospital. Sadly, Sheriff Robert Luna announced in the early hours of Sunday morning that the deputy had succumbed to his injuries.

The fallen deputy has been identified as 30-year-old Ryan Clinkunbroomer, an eight-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff Luna expressed his condolences and deep respect for Deputy Clinkunbroomer, highlighting his commitment to serving the community. Luna shared that the deputy had followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, both of whom had also proudly served in the sheriff's department.

"From everything I know about Ryan, people absolutely loved and adored him," Luna wrote in a heartfelt statement. "He wasn't just one of our Deputy Sheriffs. He was a third-generation deputy. His father and grandfather served with us."

Luna further emphasized that Deputy Clinkunbroomer had dedicated himself to upholding the values of bravery, selflessness, and justice. He was described as a devoted family member and a cherished community member. Tragically, while tirelessly working to serve and protect the public, he was senselessly murdered.

"Our hearts go out to his family," said Luna, acknowledging the unimaginable pain they are experiencing. "We cannot fully understand their pain, but we will stand with them in solidarity and support them during this difficult time. They deserve unwavering compassion, and we will do everything in our power to provide them with assistance and care."

In the wake of this devastating loss, Sheriff Luna vowed to utilize all available resources to bring the suspects responsible for Deputy Clinkunbroomer's death to justice. The investigation into the ambush attack is ongoing, and authorities are working diligently to gather any information that may lead to the identification and capture of those responsible.

At this time, no immediate information regarding the deputy's condition prior to the shooting has been released. While the investigation continues, the community mourns the loss of a dedicated law enforcement officer who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting others.

/ Sunday, September 17, 2023, 5:54 AM /

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