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L.A. Metro Offers $25,000 Reward for Capture of Suspect in Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Shooting

Monday September 14, 2020

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is offering a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the identification, apprehension and conviction of the person who shot two L.A. County Sheriff’s Department deputies in their parked patrol vehicle at the Compton “A” Line (Blue) Station on Saturday evening, September 12.

The deputies were working for Metro’s Transit Services Bureau when the shooting occurred.  Both deputies were taken immediately to the hospital and are currently in stable condition.

Metro has worked closely with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department in conducting a full investigation into the incident.

“On behalf of the entire Metro organization, I extend my deep condolences to these deputies and their families during this difficult time," said Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington. "The Sheriff’s Department serves a critical role in helping keep L.A. County’s transit system safe and secure for everyone making essential transit trips during this grave pandemic. We hope this small contribution will help to bring the perpetrator to justice.”

Metro will be posting reward notices on “A” Line trains, at the Compton station and on its website. Those with information about the suspect are encouraged to call 888.950.SAFE (7233) or text 213.788.2777. Alternately, those with information on the suspect can utilize the Metro Transit Watch App available on iPhone and Android platforms. 

Pursuant to Section 53069.5 of the Government Code of the State of California, Metro’s Reward Policy enables the agency to offer a financial reward for information that leads to, among others, the identification, apprehension and conviction of any person whose willful misconduct results in injury or death to any employee, board member, staff or customer.

For more information about reward guidelines, visit 

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Metro has proudly pledged to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Health and Safety Commitment Program to help ensure the safe return of transit riders as the U.S. recovers from the  COVID-19 pandemic.

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