‘I hope they f**king die’: Disgusting scenes outside LA hospital as protesters taunt cops about two young county sheriffs fighting for their lives after being shot in patrol car ambush – while Trump demands gunman is caught and put to death
- President Trump labeled the gunman who ambushed the deputies an ‘animal’
- The two deputies, a male and female officer with the Transit Services Bureau, were shot multiple times
- A male suspect opened fire after jumping off a bus at the Metro Blue Line station in Compton on Saturday
- Video released by the sheriff’s department shows the suspect walking up to the car and opening fire
- Both deputies were taken to a local hospital and have had surgery
- FBI has shared that they are now assisting in the search for the gunman
Protesters have blocked the entrance to the hospital where the two Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies ambushed in a shooting Saturday are fighting for their lives, chanting: ‘We hope they f***ing die.’
The officers, a male and female officer with the Transit Services Bureau, were shot at the Metro Blue Line station at Willowbrook Avenue and Oak Street in Compton by a male suspect who then fled the scene, local outlets report.
Donald Trump on Sunday said the man who opened fire should face a ‘fast trial death penalty’ if the deputies die. He earlier called the shooter an ‘animal’ who needed to be ‘hit hard’ as the FBI was called in to help investigate.
The president tweeted: ‘If they die, fast trial death penalty for the killer. Only way to stop this!’
Shameful footage said to have been taken outside the hospital Saturday night shows as one protester yells: ‘I want to deliver a message to the family of the pigs, I hope they f***ing die.’ The protesters have been connected to the Black Lives Matter movement on Twitter but that has not been officially confirmed.
On Sunday the LA county sheriffs office tweeted: ‘To the protesters blocking the entrance & exit of the HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM yelling “We hope they die” referring to 2 LA Sheriff’s ambushed today in #Compton: DO NOT BLOCK EMERGENCY ENTRIES & EXITS TO THE HOSPITAL.
‘People’s lives are at stake when ambulances can’t get through.’
Video released by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department shows the moment that male suspect opened fire on two deputies at a Compton bus station
Police later added: ‘After deputies issued a dispersal order for the unlawful assembly of a group of protesters blocking the hospital emergency entrance & exits, a male adult protester refused to comply & cooperate…
‘During his arrest, a struggle ensued at which time a female adult ran towards the deputies, ignored repeated commands to stay back as they struggled with the male and interfered with the arrest…
‘The female adult, who was later identified as a member of the press, did not identify herself as press and later admitted she did not have proper press credentials on her person. Both individuals have been arrested for 148 P.C.’
After shooting multiple rounds at the deputies, the male ran away
President Trump said that ‘animals’ must be ‘hit hard’ after the Los Angeles sheriff’s department released video of the gunman who opened fire on two deputies
Video released by the sheriff’s department Saturday shows the suspect walking up to the car and immediately opening fire before running off.
‘The gunman walked up on the deputies and opened fire without warning or provocation,’ the department said in a post.
Both deputies sustained multiple gunshot wounds and are in critical condition, according to the department’s Twitter account.
They have had surgery and Sheriff Alex Villanueva is at the hospital now.
One has been described as a married 31-year-old mother of a six-year-old boy. The other deputy is a 24-year-old male.
During the press conference, Sheriff Villanueva said that the two deputies initiated radio contact after they were shot. They were transported with the assistance of other deputies,’ he shared.
Footage of the protesters surrounding the hospital where they are being treated sparked outrage online.
@themetskipper wrote: ‘This is the result of the anti police narrative.’
During the press conference, Sheriff Villanueva said that the two deputies initiated radio contact after they were shot
The two deputies, a male and female officer with the Transit Services Bureau, have undergone surgery
‘Moments ago, 2 of our Sheriff Deputies were shot in Compton and were transported to a local hospital,’ the department said in a Saturday night Twitter post.
‘They are both still fighting for their lives, so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
We will update this thread with information as it becomes available.’
The FBI has shared that they are now assisting in the search for the gunman.
‘FBI Los Angeles has offered resources and stands ready to assist in response to reports of an attack on @lasdhq deputies tonight,’ FBI Los Angeles said on Twitter.