Suspect Kevin Cataneo Salazar killer, custody for ambushing LA Cty Sheriff’s deputy
Kevin Cataneo Salazar, the suspect accused of shooting a Los Angeles County deputy in his patrol car, was arrested in Palmdale. The incident occurred outside the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station, where Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer, a 30-year-old field training officer, was shot and killed. The deputy was found unconscious in his vehicle and was taken to Antelope Valley Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries. Deputy Clinkunbroomer was honored at a candlelight vigil outside the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
Sheriff Robert Luna described the suspect as a “coward” and stated that there was no warning and no apparent motive for the killing. The arrest was made after several hours of the suspect being inside a home. Further details about the arrest and the suspect have not been released at the time of the report.
A video captured the moment of the suspect’s arrest at a residential complex in Palmdale, showing the man taking off his shirt while being detained. Additionally, there is mention of a “vehicle of interest” seen near the officer’s vehicle at the time of the shooting, described as a dark gray 2006-12 Toyota Corolla.
Please note that this is a breaking news story, and more details may emerge as the investigation continues.