2 Cops Shot in Head Leave Hospital

Both LA County sheriff's deputies are expected to enter long-term care
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2020 6:11 AM CDT
Ambushed Deputies Face 'Long Road to Recovery'
Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies guard the entrance to St. Francis Medical Center early Monday, Sept. 13, 2020, after two deputies were shot late Saturday, Sept. 12, while sitting inside their patrol vehicle guarding a Metro station in Compton, Calif.   (AP Photo/Jintak Han)

(Newser) – The two Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies who were shot in the head in an ambush are now out of hospital. Officials announced the release of the female deputy, a 31-year-old mother, on Monday. The 24-year-old male deputy was released on Wednesday. Both are to enter long-term care facilities, per KNBC. "They both have a long road to recovery and LASD appreciates your continued prayers and all the support,'' the sheriff's department says. Some $720,000 has been raised for their care. Meanwhile, the search continues for their assailant, who fired without provocation on a parked police SUV in Compton on Sept. 12, before fleeing on foot. A reward of at least $300,000 is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction, per KTLA. (Read more Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department stories.)

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