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Injuries of ambushed LA County deputy shown in graphic photo


A graphic new photo shows the brutal injuries sustained by one of the cops ambushed by a gunman in LA.

The families of the two wounded deputies approved the release of the troubling image, which shows a bloodied female deputy standing after being shot through the jaw, FOXLA correspondent Bill Melugin posted on Twitter.

The male deputy is seen kneeling down behind a column holding out a blood-soaked hand — and a gun is seen on the ground in front of them.

“I’m told female deputy was shot through jaw, still radioed for help & applied tourniquet to male deputy’s wounds,” Melugin wrote. “Both stable now.”

The two cops — a 31-year-old mother and a 24-year-old man — were shot at close range around 7 p.m. Saturday in Compton. The two were critically injured when a lone gunman walked up and opened fire in a chilling caught-on-video ambush.

LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva said  both deputies are out of surgery and are expected to survive in what he called “a double miracle.”

The sheriff’s department is now offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the unknown gunman.

The office also cautioned on Twitter late Sunday that social media posts of the alleged shooter had identified the wrong person.

“Currently, there is a social media post that is being circulated which identifies a male out of Los Angeles as the suspect responsible for the ambush of our 2 deputies yesterday,” the post said. “This is ERRONEOUS information and there are no named or wanted suspects at this time.”



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