Deputy Ambushed, Shot to Death in Gun-Controlled California

This undated photo provided by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department shows its Deputy
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department via AP

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer was ambushed, shot and killed, in Palmdale while inside his police vehicle Saturday night around 6 p.m.

KTLA reported Clinkunbroomer was on duty in his vehicle “near the intersection of Sierra Avenue and Avenue Q” when someone in a passing vehicle opened fire.

A citizen ran to the victim’s vehicle to check on his condition and discovered he was unconscious.

Clinkunbroomer was transported to a hospital where he died.

FOX 11 noted Clinkunbroomer was parked outside the Palmdale Sheriff’s station when someone in another vehicle openced fire.

LA County sheriff Robert Luna asked the public to help law enforcement identify/locate the shooter: “”We really need your help. We need to get this guy off the street — guy or guys. He ambushed and killed one of our deputies. We need your help to get him off the street.”

Clinkunbroomer had gotten engaged four days prior to being ambushed.

California has more gun control than any other state in the Union and Democrat lawmakers are currently pushing even more controls.

On June 5, 2022, Breitbart News pointed out California was No. 1 for gun control and, according to the FBI, No. 1 for “active shooter incidents” as well.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010, a speaker at the 2023 Western Conservative Summit, and he holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at



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