Arrest made in ambush killing of LASD Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer in Palmdale

An arrest has been made in connection with the ambush killing of Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer near the department’s Palmdale station over the weekend.

The suspect, 29-year-old Kevin Cataneo Salazar, was arrested Monday morning after a standoff with authorities at the home he shared with his family in Palmdale, Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said during a press conference Monday.  

“We believe we have the murderer of our deputy in custody,” Luna said, adding that the department is “extremely confident” they arrested the sole suspect responsible. Luna still urged the public to come forward with any information as the investigation remains active and ongoing.

“We have to get this individual prosecuted now to the full extent of the law… and we need the public’s continued help,” he said.

Authorities arrested 29-year-old Kevin Salazar in connection with the ambush-style shooting death of LASD Deputy Ryan Clinkunbroomer in Palmdale.

Video from the scene showed deputies appearing to fire a gas canister through a window, and a short time later, Salazar emerged from the home, with his arms stretched out by his sides. Following orders from deputies, he took off his shirt and slowly backed away from the home and was taken into custody. Additionally, the vehicle of interest as well as numerous firearms were also recovered at the home.

Luna said Salazar was spotted by a citizen and that ultimately led to his arrest 36 hours after Clinkunbroomer’s death.

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