LA deputy shot in the back at traffic light, manhunt underway

The search continues for the gunman who shot a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department motorcycle deputy in the back while he was stopped at a red light.

According to reports, the shooting occurred just before 3 p.m. Monday near Interstate 10 at the intersection of North Barranca Street and East Garvey Avenue. FOX11 Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna credits the bulletproof vest he was wearing at the time of the shooting with saving his life.

Luna said at a news conference that Aispuro was in uniform and riding a department-issued motorcycle at the time of the shooting. He was taken by ambulance to a medical center for treatment.

“There was someone with a firearm right now and they shot one of our deputies in the back,” Luna added. “I’m sure he’s going to shoot anyone else if he feels like it. We all have to come together and get him off the streets.”

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Investigators at the West Covina intersection where a LASD motorcycle deputy was shot in the back. (FOX11 Los Angeles)

Immediately after the shooting, police surrounded a home in La Puente, but Luna said those detained at the scene may not have been involved and will be released soon.

Authorities are currently searching for a white sedan with tinted windows. He was last seen heading west on Interstate 10 from Barranca Street.

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LASD motorcycle involved in shooting

Deputy Samuel Aispuro, a marked LASD motorcyclist, was shot in the back by the suspect as he sat at a red light. (FOX11 Los Angeles)

Icepro has worked with LASD for nearly 20 years, FOX 11 LA reports. He is married and has two young children of his own. He was last listed in stable condition.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and Luna is asking anyone who was near the West Covina intersection at the time of the shooting to contact the sheriff’s office. Investigators have not yet determined how many shots were fired at the deputy.

LASD motorcycle involved in shooting

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department motorcycle the deputy was riding when he was shot on April 22, 2024. (FOX11 Los Angeles)


“You are our eyes and ears,” Luna said, according to the Times. “That’s why we need information so we can look into it from all angles. … Our goal is to catch them, but we need your help.”