Second Suspect Arrested in Ambush Attack on Two LAPD Officers in South L.A.

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Investigators on Dec. 29, 2014, recovered a rifle found in the 6200 block of South Hoover Street in South Los Angeles near the location where two LAPD officers were shot at. (Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

A second man sought in the ambush attack on two LAPD officers in South Los Angeles was arrested in Las Vegas, the FBI confirmed on Wednesday.

The officers from the LAPD’s 77th Division were responding to an unrelated radio call Sunday when two men opened fire on their patrol car, according to Los Angeles Police Department Detective Meghan Aguilar.

One suspect, identified as 18-year-old Christopher Taylor, was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, according to the LAPD.

The second suspect, James Brooks, 19, was arrested in Las Vegas on Wednesday in connection with the shooting, according to FBI spokesperson Ari Devorsky.

Brooks was expected to be extradited to Los Angeles by the LAPD/FBI Fugitive Task Force, according to Devorsky.

No one was struck in the shooting, which LAPD officials called a “completely unprovoked attack.”

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