On Saturday, a 30-year-old Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy, Ryan Clinkunbroomer, was ambushed and fatally shot in the head while sitting in his patrol car at a red light near the station.
The New York Post reported:
a.Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer, 30, was discovered unconscious outside the Palmdale sheriff’s station at approximately 6 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said during a press conference late Saturday.
Clinkunbroomer was rushed nearly 10 miles away to Antelope Valley Medical Center in Lancaster, where he was listed in critical condition before he succumbed to his injury
“I’m assuming at this point because he was in uniform. That, to me, is sickening,” Luna said.
The gunman remains at large as of Sunday morning.
L.A. County Sheriff Robert Luna mentioned that investigators are currently reviewing footage of the incident, which shows a vehicle approaching Clinkunbroomer’s car at a slow pace just before the incident occurred.
A bystander managed to capture video footage of the police response, showing Clinkunbroomer being rushed to a nearby hospital.
Palmdale Ca:Deputy Down(750 E Avenue Q At the Palmdale Sheriffs station)Deputy down at station.LASD units doing critical roll to AVMC.Deputy at hospital requesting 4 additional units to hospital & 2 Lancaster units to Palmdale Sheriffs pic.twitter.com/6DYW2LOnji— ScannerAntelopeValley (@ImIntoFires) September 17, 2023
Fox News reporter Bill Melugin reviewed security footage that reveals the events leading up to the heartbreaking murder.
Per security video of the ambush shared w/ me by multiple law enforcement sources, a black car pulls up alongside the LASD deputy’s vehicle at red light. You can’t see shots fired, but the black vehicle then drives away, deputy’s vehicle slowly rolls forward, then comes to stop.
Per security video of the ambush shared w/ me by multiple law enforcement sources, a black car pulls up alongside the LASD deputy’s vehicle at red light. You can’t see shots fired, but the black vehicle then drives away, deputy’s vehicle slowly rolls forward, then comes to stop.— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) September 17, 2023
As reported by the Post, Clinkunbroomer had gotten engaged just four days prior to the tragic incident that claimed his life.