Person detained in ‘ambush’ killing of Los Angeles sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer | EUROtoday

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An individual has been detained in reference to the deadly capturing of a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was shot over the weekend in what authorities say was a focused killing.

Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer, 30, was on obligation Saturday evening and sitting in his patrol automotive at an intersection in Palmdale, California, when he was ambushed, Sheriff Robert Luna stated in an earlier press convention.

“He ambushed and killed — murdered — one of our deputies,” Mr Luna stated, describing the suspect as a “public safety threat.”

The sheriff introduced on Twitter Monday morning that an individual has been detained, however additional particulars weren’t instantly accessible. A press convention is about for later right this moment.

Police stated there was video that captured a automobile described by Mr Luna as a 2006 to 2012 darkish gray Toyota Corolla driving subsequent to Clinkunbroomer’s patrol automobile on the time of the 6pm capturing. The sheriff launched images, calling it a “vehicle of interest.”

Mr Luna added that Clinkunbroomer had gotten engaged simply 4 days earlier than the incident.

“He was just starting his life,” the sheriff stated.

The sheriff additionally launched a press release on Facebook, writing that the “eight-year veteran of the LASD” was “senselessly murdered tonight.”

“From everything I know about Ryan, people absolutely loved and adored him. He wasn’t just one of our Deputy Sheriffs. He was a third generation deputy. His father and grandfather served with us,” the assertion learn.

“Service was running through his veins. He embodied the values of bravery, selflessness and was committed to justice. Our deputy was a devoted family member and a cherished community member. He was cowardly shot while working tirelessly to serve our community this evening,” the sheriff added.