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April 24, 2024: District Attorney Gascón Announces Charges Against Man Who Shot a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy in West Covina


Announcing Charges Against Man Who Shot West Covina Sheriff

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that a man has been charged with shooting on-duty Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Samuel Aispuro as he waited at a red light on his LASD-marked motorcycle on April 22 in the city of West Covina.

“The senseless and unprovoked shooting of Deputy Samuel Aispuro is a stark reminder of the dangers our law enforcement officers face daily,” District Attorney Gascón said. “Our office is committed to vigorously prosecuting the offender to the fullest extent of the law. Our thoughts are with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Deputy Aispuro as he recovers from this tragic incident.”

“We are extremely relieved and grateful that Deputy Aispuro has been discharged from the hospital and is now on the road to recovery,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna. “The brazen actions of this career criminal have threatened public safety in our communities and underscores the urgent need to hold this coward fully accountable. Such incidents painfully remind us of the daily risks our deputies face when wearing the uniform and protecting our community.”

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