Police Arrest 29-Year-Old in Ambush Shooting of Los Angeles County Deputy

Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer, 30, was shot and killed while sitting in his patrol car on September 16, 2023

A 29-year-old man, Kevin Cataneo Salazar, was arrested on September 18, 2023 in connection with the shooting.

Salazar was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff with police at his home in Palmdale, California.

The motive for the shooting is still under investigation.

Deputy Clinkunbroomer was a seven-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

He was recently engaged to be married and had a young daughter.

Deputy Clinkunbroomer's death is a tragic loss for his family, friends, and the community he served.

His sacrifice is a reminder of the dangers faced by law enforcement officers every day.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Clinkunbroomer's family and friends during this difficult time.

We also thank the law enforcement officers who worked tirelessly to investigate the shooting and bring the suspect to justice.

Deputy Clinkunbroomer will be remembered as a hero who gave his life to protect others.