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Sheriff's deputy shot in face, may lose eye

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy may lose an eye and will undergo surgery Wednesday after being shot in the face by a reputed gang member on parole in East Los Angeles, authorities said.

Doctors have said Deputy Mohamed Ahmed, 27, appears not to have suffered any brain damage but was still in critical condition, said Lt. Don Slawson of the sheriff’s homicide bureau.

“His vitals and brain waves all seem to be OK. We are fortunate in that respect,” Slawson said. “But doctors have said losing an eye is a distinct possibility.”

Ahmed’s training officer, who suffered abrasions and bruises from the incident, was treated and released from the hospital, Slawson said.

The shooting occurred Tuesday night while Ahmed and the other officer were on a routine patrol near Floral Drive and North Brannick Avenue and saw a woman and a man inside a vehicle parked in the red zone.

The training officer recognized the parolee, and as deputies got out of their cruiser, the man got out of his car and and allegedly fired at the officers, police said.

The training officer tried to wrestle the gun away from the suspect, deflecting the weapon as it was pointed at his chest, police said. The officer fired at least two shots, fatally wounding the suspect.

The suspect’s identity has not been released, Slawson said.

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-- Shan Li

 
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Brave guys

Apparently the crooks didn't want a ticket for parking in the red. What is the big deal about a ticket for parking in the red?

It wasn't because they were illegally parking, the officer knew he was a felon. They would have search him and the car that would result finding the gun.

all crooks needs to repent and get saved, because there is only one two or three places they will always end up at:
jail, dead, hospital for life.. and when you die there is either heaven or hell. the way you live is the way you die so saith the bible.

all law officer need to just simply get saved; stop the madness of useing your power of the gun and the badge to whip and kill people.
your family wants to see you come home not go to a funeral

many years i prayed for my family members who were cops, and as i spoke to them i would always say do it right be true to God and yourself treat people right.. pray and protect yourself.. what goes around always always comes around one way or the other.. they are all retired now and our family were one of the best one who had so many folks in law enforcement.. but what a sigh of releif.. none were every hurt or killed in the line of duty... neither did any of them shoot or kill someone else.. that were always my fears...

SO TO ALL OF THE OFFICERS OF THIS WORLD GIVE YOUR LIFE TO JESUS DO YOUR JOB HE WILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOU AND YOU WILL RETURN TO YOUR FAMILY EVERY NITE; HOWEVER, IF YOU SHOULD GET KILLED ON YOUR JOB YOU ARE STILL OK BECAUSE YOU WILL GO TO HEAVEN TO BE WITH JESUS WHO DIED FOR THE WORLD AND ITS SIN;;; LOVE EVERBODY MUCH. WE ALL ARE MUCH BETTER THAN WHAT WE ALLOW OTHERS TO SEE.
IN 2011 WE ALL SHOULD LET OTHERS SEE THE BETTER IN US.

JESUS LOVES YOU


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