Update: LA County Sheriff's Dept Has Detained Person of Interest in the Murder of Deputy Clinkunbroomer
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer was killed in an ambush shooting outside the Palmdale sheriff's station on Saturday.
September 21, 2023
An unidentified person of interest in the homicide case has been detained, the department confirmed at about 6:15 a.m. Monday. A department news conference is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer was killed in an ambush shooting outside the Palmdale sheriff's station on Saturday.
The sheriff's department said Deputy Clinkunbroomer had just left the Palmdale station and was sitting at a red light at the intersection of Sierra Highway and Avenue Q at about 6 p.m. Saturday when he was found slumped over the wheel of his patrol vehicle by a good Samaritan.
"He was in uniform, sitting in a black and white vehicle marked L.A. County Sheriff's, waiting for a red light," Sheriff Robert Luna said. "Our deputy never even had a chance."
The victim was identified as Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer, who was rushed to Antelope Valley Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries. He was 30 years old.
There was no information provided on the shooter or a possible motive.