City of Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris Issues Statement Regarding Deputy Struck by Active Shooter

Today, the active shooter epidemic gripping our nation hit much closer to home. Deputy Angel Reinosa, a 21 year-old Patrol Trainee with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD), was struck by gunfire at the Lancaster Sheriff's Station. As a City that has been rocked to its core by officer involved shootings before, I feel we are all truly blessed that this situation did not escalate further. 

The Lancaster community and I offer our sincerest gratitude to the Sheriff’s Department for the quick thinking of their deputies and staff, as well as keeping a strong and open line of communication with our City's Public Safety Department. I would also like to thank all of the emergency response agencies for providing additional personnel to support local law enforcement efforts, demonstrating a true coming together of the community.

Photo Credit: City of Lancaster Thankfully, Deputy Reinosa has been treated for his wound and is recovering. We ask that you keep Deputy Reinosa and all of our first responders in your prayers. I am confident that local law enforcement will apprehend the person responsible for this act, and that they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of law.