A deputy sheriff of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, who said he was shot dead by a sniper on Wednesday, launched an attack on the shooter, "completely made up" the story, a news conference by the Sheriff's Office on Saturday night.
Sheriff Reynosa's deputy angel, a 21-year-old rookie with the department, cut holes in his shirt to appear to have been shot and treated for "bruising" on his shoulder at a hospital after an alleged makeup incident, Captain at the Homicide Bureau, Kent Wegener.
Assistant Sheriff Robin Limon told reporters that the department was "incredibly disappointed" with the case and that Reynosa was relieved of his duties. The department is launching a criminal investigation into the false report of Reynosa, Lemon added.
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" Things weren't piling up. No sniper, no shots and no injuries to his shoulder. Fully fabricated. "
Wegener says the investigation found no ballistic evidence at the scene and no witness said he heard the shots.
He added that Reynosa did not say why he did it.
A deputy says he was shot dead while walking to his car at the Lancaster County Sheriff's Station in northern L.A. Reinosa County, saying he had been shot in his chest but said his bulletproof vest diverted the bullet in his shoulder causing bruising.
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heavily armed deputies wearing tactical gear set up a perimeter and began a massive search for suspect in triple-digit temperatures on Wednesday but failed to find a suspect.