“It signals me to go away. It kills me at the same time,” he said.
The department shared the video of the shooting in A. Twitter post Showing a man an open fire from a patrol car’s passenger-side window.
“The gunman went to the depots and opened fire without any warning or provocation,” the department said.
The video sparked thousands of reactions including President Donald Trump, who responded to, “Animals that must be hit hard!”
The protesters gathered outside the emergency room of the hospital, where the injured depots were being treated.
“We hope they die” while blocking protesters’ entry and exit shouting “We hope they die” referring to 2 LA Sheriff ambushed in #Compton today: Emergency check for hospital department And don’t stop examinations, “Sheriff’s Department Tweeted. “People’s lives are at stake when the ambulance cannot get through.”
KABC-TV reported that a radio reporter was placed near the protest scene. The Sheriff Department later tweeted that the reporter interfered in the arrest of a male guard.
The department stated, “The female adult, later identified as a member of the press, did not identify herself as the press and later admitted that her person did not have proper press credentials.”
Capt. Kent Wegener said officers were laying blankets in the area in search of the suspect seen on video opening the fire with a pistol.
“We have a very, very general description,” he said.
The incident occurred around 7 pm, a short distance from Compton Sheriff Station.