$250K reward to be offered in ambush shooting death of L.A. County Sheriff’s deputy

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna, along with county and city leaders, on Sunday announced a reward of up to $250,000 for the identification, arrest and prosecution of the suspect or suspects involved in the fatal shooting ambush of Deputy Ryan “Clink” Clinkunbroomer in the Antelope Valley Saturday night.  

Clinkunbroomer was found unconscious in his police cruiser and suffering from gunshot wounds by a citizen around 6 p.m. near the intersection of Sierra Highway and Avenue Q in Palmdale. He was rushed to the Antelope Valley Medical Center where he later died as a result of his injuries. 

Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer
Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer. (LASD)

The shooting was an ambush involving a suspect in a vehicle driving past Deputy Clinkunbroomer in the opposite direction when they fired at him. He was on duty and sitting in his squad car when the shooting took place. 

While authorities are investigating security footage that shows a dark colored car driving up to the deputy’s patrol unit, Sheriff Luna asked the public for any additional video that anyone in the area of Sierra Highway and Avenue Q at 6 p.m. on Saturday night might have.  

A candlelight vigil is being held outside the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at 7 p.m. Sunday.  

This story will be updated. 

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