Two East Los Angeles station deputies were shot tonight after responding to an assault with a deadly weapon at Salazar Park (near where the 60 splits from the 5).
They are alive but seriously wounded (we understand they were shot above their vests). The suspect is dead.
The initial call went out around 6:18 p.m. Responding deputies observed the suspect vehicle in the area, tried to stop it, and after a short pursuit the suspect(s) shot at the deputies. The deputies returned fire. After being wounded, responding deputies rushed them to the hospital (LCMC).
Here is the radio traffic. The initial assault with a deadly weapon call goes out around nine minutes in. Units pull up behind the suspect vehicle around 14:40 in. The actual shooting traffic is not heard since the patch was dropped on this recording. At 21:20, Aero advises a deputy involved shooting occurred and additional resources are needed.
Additional response coordination can be heard via this recording around 5 minutes in.
Here’s the latest from SHB as of 2200 hrs.