LA County Deputy Shot in the Head at Alhambra Jack in the Box
An LA County Deputy was shot in the back of the head in Alhambra, California on Monday night while waiting in line for food at a Jack in the Box. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
The incident occurred on Monday evening around 5:45 p.m.. The suspect walked up to the off-duty officer and shot him in the back of the head, then fled the scene.
“Nothing overtly that would indicate he was a law enforcement officer. He was off duty…The shooting is on video. There doesn’t appear to be an overt motive. There is no audio to the video, so we don’t know if there were words exchanged.” Capt. Kent Wegener, LA County HomicideABC7
The suspect is described as a white male 20 – 30 years old, between 5’9″ and 5′ 11″. Police believe he changed his clothes at a nearby residence shortly after the shooting. He was seen driving a white Kia Sportage 4-door SUV with paper license plates.
The suspect is still at large. Because this does not appear to be a random shooting, did the gunman know who the LA county deputy was since he’d been on the force for 13 years?
An intense manhunt was initiated for the shooter. The deputy is in the USC medical center fighting for his life. His name has not been released.
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS PERSON? LASD releases images of the suspect and his vehicle involved in the shooting of an off-duty deputy at an Alhambra Jack in the Box. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Details: https://t.co/OFPegQ5pko pic.twitter.com/NIDzjjihko— FOX 11 Los Angeles (@FOXLA) June 11, 2019
#BREAKING: Suspect car in the shooting of a @lacountysheriff deputy. SHARE THIS. The suspect is on the run and authorities are searching for him.— Veronica Miracle (@ABC7Veronica) June 11, 2019
Sources tell us an off duty LA County deputy was shot in the back of the head at an Alhambra Jack-in-the-Box. pic.twitter.com/rqFB6FrnTs
.@LASDHQ says an off-duty deputy (13 yr veteran of dept.) in civilian clothes was shot in the head from behind while at the counter in an Alhambra Jack in the Box. He’s at County-USC in critical condition. Suspect is still on the loose. @KNX1070 pic.twitter.com/MQLPskX7dA— Cooper Rummell (@KNXCooper) June 11, 2019
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call LA Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.Fox
Featured photo of suspect and vehicle via Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department