A Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputy was “ambushed” and killed Saturday evening whereas in his patrol automobile by an unknown suspect. Authorities suspect the deputy was focused just because “he was in uniform.”
Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer, 30, was discovered unconscious in his automobile at 6 p.m. Saturday evening, Sheriff Robert Luna advised reporters at a late evening press convention. The bystander known as 911 and Clinkunbroomer was taken to the hospital for a gunshot wound however didn’t survive.
Authorities haven’t but recognized the gunman. Luna stated no concept was eradicated for the suspect’s motive, but it surely appeared the deputy was focused as a result of “he was in uniform.”
“He was simply driving down the road and for no obvious motive — and we’re nonetheless trying into the precise causes — someone determined to shoot and homicide him,” Luna stated.
Clinkunbroomer had simply left the Palmdale station and his automobile was discovered close by on the intersection of Sierra Freeway and Avenue Q. Investigators are looking out to see if there’s any video of the assault however are asking for anybody with info to return ahead.
“Detectives are within the preliminary phases of this investigation and searching for the general public’s help to apprehend this suspect,” Luna stated. “So I’m gonna proceed with my notes, however I’m simply gonna pause we actually want your assist.”
A 3rd-generation deputy, Clinkunbroomer had spent the final 12 months and a half as a area coaching officer. Luna described the function as one reserved for the “better of the most effective” within the division.
“He embodied the values of bravery… selflessness, and an absolute dedication to justice,” Luna stated. “Our deputy was a loyal member of the family and a shared cherished member of our group who was cowardly shot whereas working tirelessly to serve our group this night.”
Clinkunbroomer acquired engaged simply 4 days previous to his demise, Luna stated. Along with his fiancé, Clinkunbroomer is survived by his mother and father and grandparents.