Arrest Made in Ambush Killing of LA County Sheriff’s Deputy

This undated photo provided by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department shows its Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy died after he was shot in his patrol car Saturday evening, Sept. 16, 2023, by an unknown assailant and an investigation is underway that the sheriff said will …
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department via AP

An arrest has been made in the aftermath of Saturday’s deadly ambush shooting of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer.

Breitbart News reported Clinkunbroomer was in his cruiser when another vehicle pulled up next to him and shots were fired, fatally wounding the deputy.

A citizen ran to Clinkumbroomer’s vehicle and discovered him unconscious inside. He was rushed to a hospital, where he died.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna asked for the public’s help in identifying the killer.

He said, ”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.”

FOX News noted law enforcement released images of a vehicle which could have been the one from which the fatal shots were fired.  Police believed it was “possibly a Toyota Corolla between the model years of 2006 to 2012.”

An arrest has now been made and more details on the incident and the arrest are expected to be released around 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time Monday morning.

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