LOS ANGELES COUNTY —Today, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger to authorize a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a perpetrator who fired several gunshots at an on-duty Deputy Sheriff in the unincorporated area of Altadena on Friday, December 4th.
“This was an unprovoked and heinous act perpetrated against a law enforcement member who has dedicated their profession to serving their community,” said Supervisor Kathryn Barger. “We continue to ask so much of our law enforcement community and we must stand by them in their time of need.”
At approximately 12:33 p.m., the Deputy Sheriff was in a marked black and white patrol vehicle traveling northbound on the 2500 block of Fair Oaks Avenue. The assailant pointed a firearm in the Deputy Sheriff’s direction and fired several gunshots. Thankfully, the Deputy was not struck by gunfire. Both the suspect and his accomplice subsequently fled the location on foot.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating witnesses that may have information leading to the apprehension of the suspects. The stray bullets hit a structure and could have seriously injured or killed an innocent bystander.
Supervisor Barger encourages anyone with information to contact LASD Detective C. Gutierrez at (626) 798-1131 to assist in this investigation and prevent the perpetrator from hurting anyone else. Individuals can also provide information anonymously at “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS or by visiting: lacrimestoppers.org