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L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. 2 Deputies Ambushed, Shot Protesters Yell, 'We Hope They Die'


1:47 PM PT -- L.A. County is now offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect who shot two of the Sheriff's Department's deputies.


10:53 AM PT -- The L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. claims protesters tried bum-rushing the hospital where two of their deputies are in critical condition, blocked some of the emergency entrances and exits ... and allegedly began chanting, "We hope they die."


BLM protesters trying to breach St. Francis hospital where two officers are fighting for their lives after being shot in an ambush.
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LASD writes, "To the protesters blocking the entrance & exit of the HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM yelling "We hope they die" referring to 2 LA Sheriff's ambushed today in #Compton: DO NOT BLOCK EMERGENCY ENTRIES & EXITS TO THE HOSPITAL. People's lives are at stake when ambulances can't get through."


Video that purportedly shows this going down circulated online Saturday night, and it depicts what appears to be a group of demonstrators confronting cops that are standing guard ... and making derogatory comments.


6:36 AM PT -- President Trump has responded, "If they die, fast trial death penalty for the killer." Joe Biden called the shooting "cold-blooded" and "unconscionable," adding the shooter "must be brought to justice."

Two L.A. County Sheriff's deputies were shot Saturday night and are now fighting for their lives.

The deputies -- a man and a woman -- were sitting in their patrol car Saturday in Compton when a man walked up to the car with a gun and fired inside, striking both. The man quickly fled from the scene.

The Sheriff's Dept., says both deputies were shot multiple times and they are both undergoing surgery. Their condition is critical.

The suspect was not caught. The LASD tweeted the video of the incident after holding a press conference last night.

The 2 critically injured deputies had only been on the force for 14 months.

Originally published -- 5:57 AM PT

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