LA County Sheriff’s department to give update in ambush of deputies in Compton

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will update the public Wednesday on the investigation into the ambush shooting of two deputies earlier this month.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva will be joined by Homicide Bureau Capt. Kent Wegener and District Attorney Jackie Lacey at the Hall of Justice in Los Angeles at 10 a.m. local time to provide “updated information” in the Sept. 12 attack, which was caught on video as the deputies sat in a patrol vehicle at the Metro Blue Line station in Compton.

Both deputies – who joined the department just 14 months earlier — have since been released from the hospital. Claudia Apolinar, 31, who was shot in the jaw, and a second unidentified male deputy who was shot in the head, “both have a long road to recovery,” department officials tweeted last week.

The gunman seen in the video has not been identified and a reward for information leading to an arrest has reached $640,000, KABC reports. An online fundraiser set up for the deputies, meanwhile, has eclipsed $763,000 as of early Wednesday.