“There was no sniper, no shots fired and no gunshot injuries sustained to his shoulder,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s (LASD) Homicide Bureau Capt. Kent Wegener told reporters at a news conference Saturday night.
The sheriff’s department said the incident was targeting a deputy. The mayor described the shooter as a sniper.
Police didn’t find a shooter. But a nearby school was put on lockdown and officials said students were evacuated.
Reinosa said he fabricated the entire incident, but did not provide a motive, Wegener said.
Reinosa will be relieved of his duties and a criminal investigation into the incident is ongoing, LASD Assistant Sheriff Robin Limon said at the news conference. Upon completion of the investigation, the case will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.