“Death to police!” was the slogan shouted by protestors at the Los Angeles area hospital where two policers were being treated for gun wounds after being ambushed and shot on Saturday.
The female officer, age 31, is the mother of a 6-year-old boy… the male office is 24 years old. Both had just completed the police academy 14 months earlier.
Protesters blocked the entrance to the hospital emergency room, per local authorities. In the video, they can be heard shouting, “That’s why you’re dying one by one, you stupid f—s,” as well as, “Y’all gonna die one by one. This ain’t gonna stop.”
Another man can be heard shouting, “You’re next with the f—— hot pocket,” and…still another shouted, “I want to deliver a message to the [inaudible]: I hope they f——- die!”
Police are still hunting for the suspect. Authorities do not yet have a detailed description of the suspect though, on of the deputies described the shooter as a “dark-skinned male.”
Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the shooting showcases how difficult the situation now is for police officers and the situations in the street can often change “in the blink of an eye.”
President Trump Responds
The President responded to the horror in Compton, Los Angeles last night while campaigning in Nevada. He retweeting the video of the suspect approaching a patrol car, firing several shots at the deputies from point-blank range, then running a way…writing on twitter that, “Animals that must be hit hard!”
If they die, fast trial death penalty for the killer. Only way to stop this! https://t.co/K3sKh28GjX— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2020