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CrimeSheriff's deputy admits he fabricated being shot by sniper in Lancaster, authorities said

10:40  25 august  2019
10:40  25 august  2019 Source:   latimes.com

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The mayor of Lancaster says a deputy shot and wounded outside a Los Angeles County sheriff ' s station is going to be okay after visiting him in the hospital. This photo taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows a sheriff ' s department helicopter with a sniper in an open door searching for a

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A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy falsely claimed that he was shot by a sniper in Lancaster this week and will now be the subject of a criminal investigation, officials said late Saturday.

Sheriff's deputy admits he fabricated being shot by sniper in Lancaster, authorities said© KTLA L.A. County Sheriff Deputies search for a gunman that shot and wounded a deputy at the Lancaster Sheriff department headquarters.

"The reported sniper assault was fabricated by our deputy," Asst. Sheriff Robin Limon said at an unusual 11 p.m. news conference at the department's downtown headquarters.

Deputy Angel Reinosa claimed he was struck in the chest about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday as he walked to his car in the employee parking lot at the sheriff's Lancaster station, authorities said. At the time investigators believed that Reinosa's bulletproof vest saved his life but that a bullet grazed his shoulder.

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But investigators said that much of the deputy's statement "was self-serving and didn't make a whole lot of sense," said Sheriff's Capt. Kent Wegener. No bullets were recovered from the scene.

"There were many things that didn't add up," Wegener said.

Though Reinosa was initially taken to the hospital for treatement, detectives said they later saw "no visible injuries," Wegener said.

Reinosa eventually admitted that "he was not shot as previously claimed," Wegener said. The deputy said he used a knife to cut the two holes in his shirt.

Reinosa failed to provide an explanation for his motive for fabricating the story about the shooting, Wegener said. He has been with the sheriff's department for a year and joined the Lancaster station in May for patrol training.

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Authorities are searching for the shooter in buildings surrounding the station where the deputy was hit in the shoulder while standing in the parking lot This photo taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows the outside of a Los Angeles County sheriff ' s station in Lancaster , Calif., on Wednesday, Aug.

Authorities say it appears a deputy was walking to his personal car at the rear of the Lancaster Sheriff ' s Station located at 501 W. Lancaster Boulevard when shots rang out striking the deputy on the shoulder. Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris later said the deputy had been shot in the chest and

Reinosa has been with the Sheriff's Department for a year and joined the Lancaster station in May for patrol training.

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Deputy lied about being shot by sniper in sheriff's office parking lot: Authorities Angel Reinosa, 21, made up the entire incident, police said.

Authorities are searching for the shooter in buildings surrounding the station where the deputy was hit in the shoulder while standing in the parking lot This photo taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows the outside of a Los Angeles County sheriff ' s station in Lancaster , Calif., on Wednesday, Aug.

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On Wednesday, the deputy made a radio call from the helipad at the sheriff's station's parking lot and reported that two shots had been fired at him from a nearby apartment building, authorities said. Reinosa managed to make it back to the station and get medical help.

The incident prompted a massive manhunt for the suspected gunman.

The case will be turned over to the district attorney and Reinosa will likely face charges for filing a false report about a crime, he said.

The incident drew a massive police presence, with a SWAT team and armored vehicles responding to the area. Deputies blocked off an apartment building and believed the shooter was trapped inside.

Sheriff's officials spent hours overnight searching the apartment building.

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Deputy Angel Reinosa, 21, may also face criminal charges for allegedly fabricating a sniper shooting.

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