Cell phone footage from the horrific scene of an ambush that landed two sheriffs' deputies in the hospital in critical condition shows a bystander laughing as an unidentified suspect walks up to a squad car and opens fire on the two officers sitting inside.
“They’ just aired to police out, n***a!” the man says in the video, laughing. “It go off in Compton! Them n***as just got aired out!”
“It going down in Compton!” he continues. As the camera focuses on the car, both its doors now open, the bystander comments, “They on their knee!”
The footage shows multiple people standing around the scene, none of whom go over to help the officers.
“Police just got aired out, n***a! They just got bust on!” he repeatedly says as he films more police responding to the scene.
Here’s the reaction of an eyewitness to the ambush of two Deputies shot in the head in #Compton. The victims are in the background. No one is going to help them. Vote like your life depends on it. #BlueLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/tE8NH5YZvm— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 13, 2020
The officers, a man and a woman who’d both been Los Angeles County sheriffs' deputies for a little over a year, were both rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but are expected to recover from the attack. Police said the suspect, a black male wearing a hooded sweater, simply walked up to the two officers sitting in their patrol car around 7 p.m. Saturday and began shooting into the vehicle without provocation. Police are still looking for the shooter.
As if laughing and mocking the police while they lay bleeding in the street weren't bad enough, a crowd of Black Lives Matter rioters tried to block the ambulance that was rushing the officers to the hospital, chanting "Kill the police" and "We hope they die!"
On top of being law enforcement officers, the victims were also a 31-year-old mother of a young child, and a 24-year-old man.