REDACTED: It has now come out that this story was fabricated by a police officer. We are working on our own story concerning this correction /retraction but in the meanwhile you can read about it here at this local ABC News Here.
Here is an excerpt:
“A Southern California sheriff’s deputy who set off a massive manhunt when he allegedly faked being shot by a sniper outside his station has left colleagues furious, with his boss moving to boot him off the force and investigators probing potential criminal charges.
Deputy Angel Reinosa, a 21-year-old trainee with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, prompted widespread panic and a large-scale response from law enforcement last week when he radioed an emergency dispatcher and dramatically stated he’d been hit by sniper fire in the parking lot of the sheriff department’s Lancaster station. He even showed investigators his damaged bulletproof vest, which he claimed saved his life, officials said.
But in a stunning twist, officials said on Saturday that Reinosa confessed to fabricating the attack by a sharpshooter, and cut a hole in his bulletproof vest to bolster his hoax.”
Dean James at Right Wing Tribune -Opinion – Analysis – Speculation – LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA — A gunman opened fire near the Lancaster sheriff’s station Wednesday, leaving one deputy injured, officials said.
The deputy was shot in the shoulder and taken to the hospital according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Crowder.
Crowder said the shooting was reported shortly after 2:45 p.m. and the shooter is still at large.
The bullets were fired into the station’s helipad area, the Los Angeles Times reported.
There is a massive police presence including SWAT, Highway Patrol, the FBI and several tactical units including snipers in a helicopter.
“My deputy is in stable condition at a local hospital. He was hit in by one round in the shoulder,” Sheriff Alex Villaneuva said. “We have set up containment on a nearby building and we are going through all our tactical steps right now.”
Villanueva said deputies have the area entirely blocked off and they believe the shooter is contained. The sheriff said the shot came from a considerable distance. It was unclear how many shots were fired.
Officials believe the suspect is inside a four-story structure. Deputies have been using binoculars to scan the building for a possible sniper, and officers are positioned nearby waiting for the SWAT team. Tactical units have been deployed to Lancaster with armored vehicles on the 14 Freeway.
Because of concern for sniper fire, deputies have been told to approach the area only from the west. Deputies are clearing nearby buildings, including a library and an apartment complex.
A Sheriff’s Department source said the gunman fired a high-velocity rifle round that hit the injured deputy.
@LASD Suspect still outstanding, Deputy has been transported to hospital.
— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) August 21, 2019
Officers are deploying a drone to look inside the building where the suspect is barricaded.
This is an ongoing situation.
Here is video from KTLA5: