Angel Reinosa Bio, Age, Family, Shot by a snipe

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Angel Reinosa Bio

Angel Reinosa Bio: Angel Reinosa Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy. is now accused of making up the claim that he was shot by a sniper he said was firing from a perch in a four-story building.

Shortly after the shooting, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department wrote, “Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy shot in shoulder and wounded at Lancaster station; shooter at large. #LASD SEB Special Weapons Team just landed on scene and searching for shooter.” Now, though, authorities say they think Reinosa made it up.

“Angel Reinosa admitted that he was not shot at from the apartment complex area as he previously claimed,” Capt. Kent Wegener said during a news conference on the evening of August 24, 2019.

Earlier, before that stunning development, the Sheriff’s Department wrote, “#LASD Deputy struck by gunfire at @LANLASD Station. Active scene, please stay away from area.” The shooting broke out at 2:48 p.m. at the station at 501 West Lancaster

“A sniper shot one of our deputies as he was leaving the station,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris, in a press conference before Reinosa stood accused.

“The bullet came from a four-story apartment that caters to, is designed for, allows mentally ill people to live there, that’s all that lives there. Mentally ill people,” it was previously claimed.

At the time, the mayor characterized the shooting as random.

Angel Reinosa was on training status and was a relatively new deputy who is only 21-years-old, said Wegener.

“The deputy has indicated that he fabricated the whole thing. So there was no crime. There were no shots fired,” Wegener said.

Reinosa was treated for what authorities termed a grazing gunshot wound at the time because that’s what he reported. “The wound did not penetrate his skin. It was a contusion, a bruise,” said Wegener, who added, “We cleared the whole apartment complex. We thought we had an armed sniper…When a police officer has been shot, shot at, we respond in force. …hundreds of deputy sheriffs, not to mention that the citizens of Lancaster were incredibly inconvenienced.”

Wegener said he’d heard of such a situation in his career a “handful of times.”

“It’s extremely disappointing. We expect our deputy sheriffs to be held to a higher standard,” said assistant sheriff Robin Limon.

Initially, authorities attributed the fact that Reinosa was not more seriously injured to the fact he was wearing a vest.

Just after 9 p.m. on August 21, 2019, the Sheriff’s Department wrote, “Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers, our wounded deputy @LANLASD is in stable condition & good spirits. The scene is still active, more information will be provided once available.”

The LAPD tweeted, “We are monitoring the ongoing incident of an LA County Sheriff’s deputy being shot and wounded at their Lancaster station. Our thoughts and prayers are with the deputy for a speedy recovery, and the men and women throughout this country committed to protecting their communities.” All of that came before the latest news, though.

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