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'No Other Way to Put It, They're Amazing': Ambushed LA County Deputy's Heroic Actions Saving Her Partner after Being Shot, Caught on Video

News Staff : Sep 15, 2020  ToddStarnes.com

"It's an extreme situation. She was shot in the face, shot in the upper torso several times. To have the wherewithal to get yourself out of the vehicle and the line of fire in case it continues, but then to take care of your partner, initiate radio traffic make sure the civilians in the area are safe, it shows a lot about her courage and intestinal fortitude." -Lt. Brandon Dean

[ToddStarnes.com] Security video shows a severely injured Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy administering first aid to her colleague who had been shot in the head. (Image: Claudia Apolinar smiling for a photo with LASD Sheriff Alex Villanueva at her July 2019 graduation /Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Facebook /via Fox News)

The two deputies, a 31-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, were shot Saturday night as they sat in their patrol vehicle near the Metro station in Compton.

"She helped the other wounded deputy, got on the radio, provided medical care, got him to a place of safety 'cause they didn't know if there was another attack coming their way," Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.

Footage shows a man on foot walk up to their vehicle, aim a handgun at the passenger side window and fire off multiple rounds before running away on foot.

Shortly after the shooting, the female deputy can be seen on surveillance video struggling to place a tourniquet on her partner even as she herself is bleeding from gunshot wounds.

[To watch the video Click Here; warning—it's somewhat graphic]

Bystanders were seen on video filming the aftermath laughing and mocking the deputies as they struggled to radio for help. Not a single person bothered to offer assistance.

Both officers are expected to recover in spite of the severity of their injuries.

The gunman is still on the loose. There is a $100,000 reward for his capture. Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here







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