The female deputy who was shot in Compton Sept. 12 has been released from a hospital, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Monday.
The male deputy was released from a hospital on Wednesday.
"They both have a long road to recovery and LASD appreciates your continued prayers and all the support,'' according to a tweet from the sheriff's department.
The search for the gunman continued Monday after the two deputies were shot as they sat in their parked patrol SUV at a rail station in Compton last Saturday.
No suspects have been identified in the attack, which occurred at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Metro Blue Line station at Willowbrook Avenue and Palmer Street. Surveillance video shows the suspect approaching the patrol vehicle from behind, walking up to the passenger side of the vehicle, pulling out a handgun and firing through the passenger side window. The gunman is then seen running away.
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A 24-year-old male sheriff's deputy who was injured in the ambush was released from St. Francis Medical Center and will be going to a long-term care facility, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.
“He has a long road ahead for recovery. But he's not alone. We, as a community, are in this together,” Villanueva said earlier this week.
“We're trying to see if we can transfer them to a place where they can get long-term care, but we obviously have concerns about the COVID and security concerns, so that's going to be an ongoing issue that we are going to have to address,” Villanueva said.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors formally ratified a $100,000 reward offer Tuesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the gunman. Villanueva, speaking at the board meeting, said the reward had been matched and exceeded by private donors.
On Friday, the sheriff said there was "no longer a need" for private donor pledges for the reward. "We are grateful for the overwhelming outpouring of support from communities all across the nation for our ambushed deputies. Currently, the LA County Board of Supervisors have assisted with coordinating over $280,000 in reward [monies]. Additionally, we have received over $250,000 in private unsecured pledges, which will be used as reward money for information leading to the arrest and convict [sic] of the ambush suspect,” Villanueva wrote on the sheriff's Facebook page.
He added that contributions to the deputies' long-term recovery can be made via the ALADS C.A.R.E.S. Foundation.
Officials urged anyone with information about the gunman to contact the Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be left for L.A. Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477), or at http://lacrimestoppers.org.
Earlier this week, Villanueva denied media reports suggesting that an armed carjacking suspect arrested Tuesday in Lynwood could be the wanted gunman.
The sheriff was asked why that suspect -- Deonte Murray, 36 -- was being held on $2 million bail, and if he was connected to the deputies' shooting. The sheriff did not directly address the latter part of the question.
“(He) was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, and carjacking,” Villanueva said. “And he actually shot the victim with an AR-15, and stole the vehicle. So that, itself, is going to necessitate the higher bail. And he is (an) extremely dangerous person, and thankfully, he was arrested without incident -- without, at least, anybody being injured.”
“We continue doing a very wide-scale search and investigation on who is responsible for the ambush, and we're chasing all leads,” Villanueva said.
“And right now, it's a lot of work we have to do; and we're not taking anything for granted.”
Murray, who has remained behind bars since his arrest, has pleaded not guilty to one felony count each of carjacking, second-degree robbery and assault with a semi-automatic firearm.
He is due back at the Compton Courthouse on Oct. 28 to get a preliminary hearing date.
Villanueva said investigators were “working day and night to identify and arrest these cowards,” referencing the gunman and a possible getaway driver.