LA sniper report was fabricated
Aug 27, 2019
The Washington Post now reports:
A deputy said he was shot by a sniper. It was a fabricated claim, sheriff’s captain says.
A sheriff’s deputy reported on Wednesday that a sniper shot him in a Los Angeles County Sheriff station’s parking lot, and the claim triggered a massive response.
Angel Reinosa, the 21-year-old trainee who reported being shot, said the gunfire grazed his shoulder. He was taken to a hospital. Hundreds of members of law enforcement flooded Lancaster, Calif., on a manhunt for the alleged sniper. Traffic was diverted and an apartment building cleared as officials searched hours overnight for an upper-floor shooter, coming away with only a pellet gun.
Reinosa will be fired and could face criminal charges, according to homicide bureau Capt. Kent Wegener.
“There was no sniper, no shots fired, and no gunshot injury sustained to his shoulder ― completely fabricated,” Wegener said at a news conference late Saturday.
Looks like the LA sniper report was fake news.