Sniper Shot a Deputy Fabricated Story: Angel Reinosa Bio, Wiki, Age, Married, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Angel Reinosa Bio

Angel Reinosa Bio

Angel Reinosa was a rookie Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy, who was shot by a sniper he said was firing from a perch in a four-story building.

Department of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy 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.

Angel Reinosa Age

He is 21 years olf.

Shooting on Angel Reinosa

Deputy Angel Reinosa, 21, is lucky to be alive after his bulletproof vest deflected the bullet from his chest to his shoulder when the gunman opened fire around 2.45pm. He suffered a ‘very minor’ wound.

Two shots rang out from a four-story apartment building that houses the mentally ill located just a block from the sheriff’s station, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Capt. Todd Weber said.

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

Angel Reinosa Trainee

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.

Angel Reinosa Fired After SWAT Team Investigation Reports

Angel Reinosa was a rookie Los Angeles cop has been fired after he ‘completely fabricated’ a story about being shot by a sniper.

Angel Reinosa, 21, has been ‘relieved of his duties’ after it was discovered he lied about the incident in Lancaster, California, at around 2.45pm on Wednesday.

He claimed to have been struck by a bullet while walking to his car in the police parking lot, and said a sniper in a four-story apartment complex nearby had shot him.

This led to a SWAT team searching every room in the building and the surrounding area, which concluded at around 5.30am Thursday.

At a press conference on Saturday, Homicide Bureau Captain Kent Wegener said the deputy had cut holes in his T-shirt with a knife to make it look like a wound.

There was no sniper, no shots fired and no gunshot injuries sustained to his shoulder. Completely fabricated.’

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Deputy Angel Reinosa, 21, claimed he was shot while walking to his car in the police parking lot in Lancaster, California
  • He said a bullet deflected off his vest and hit his shoulder Wednesday at 2.45pm
  • The incident led S.W.A.T teams to search a nearby apartment block until 5.30am 
  • Capt. Kent Wegener said it was ‘completely fabricated’ and he will face charges