Los Angeles authorities have dispersed a crowd that gathered at the hospital where two officers are being treated after an armed ambush that nearly took their lives.
Anti-police demonstrators chanted “we hope they die” at the emergency room where the unidentified rookie cops, ages 31 and 24, were hospitalized following the Compton.
“The gunman walked up on the deputies and opened fire without warning or provocation,” law enforcement said describing how the gunman attacked the pair as they sat in their patrol car in a cowardly fashion.
Two people were arrested after refusing to leave including a reporter: “To the protesters blocking the entrance & exit of the Hospital Emergency Room yelling ‘We hope they die’ referring to 2 LA Sheriff’s ambushed today in Campton.”
No suspects have been arrested in connection with the double shooting. LAPD Chief Michael Moore took to Twitter to ask protesters to become “Peacemakers.”
“I recognize and acknowledge we live in troubled times. But we must as a community work thru our differences while loudly and resoundly condemn violence.”