Pellet gun rifle recovered in Lancaster deputy shooting,

Pellet gun rifle recovered in Lancaster deputy shooting,

August 23, 2019

 

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Investigators are continuing their investigation into the shooting of a Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy inside the Lancaster Sheriff Station’s parking lot.

Investigators believe this was an isolated incident targeting a deputy. The apartment complex adjacent to Lancaster Sheriff Station was cleared by the Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB), apartment units were searched and multiple interviews were conducted. Investigators believe this was an isolated incident and that the area is safe for the community. No suspect was located.

The deputy sustained a non-penetrating wound to the top of his right shoulder that left a minor injury. Damage consistent with a gunshot was noted to the top right shoulder area of the deputy’s uniform shirt.

A pellet gun rifle was recovered from one of the apartments searched by investigators.

The deputies uniform and pellet gun will be sent to the Sheriff Department’s crime lab for forensics testing.

No arrests have been made.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information at this time.

Homicide Bureau is seeking the public’s assistance for any information regarding this incident. We ask for you to please call Homicide Bureau Investigators at 323-890-5500 with any information.

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

We, as a station, take this time to thank our community and first responder partners. From numerous other LASD stations, agencies, local businesses and you, our residents, for your endless support and cooperation. Yesterday’s response during a high tense, critical incident is a testament not only to our deputies training, resilience and selflessness to keep our civilian staff safe, but also to our community for your quick cooperation. Our Antelope Valley is an amazing community.

#LASD #AV411 #AntelopeValleyStrong 

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