A rookie from Los Angeles was fired after he had a story about a sniper & # 39; made up & # 39 ;.
Angel Reinosa, 21, has been relieved of his duties & # 39; after it was discovered that he lied about the incident in Lancaster, California, on Wednesday around 2:45 PM.
He claimed to have been hit 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 ended on Thursday around 5.30 a.m.
During a press conference on Saturday, Homicide Bureau Captain Kent Wegener said the substitute had cut holes in his T-shirt with a knife to make it look like a wound.
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Homicide Bureau Captain Kent Wegener (left) and assistant Sheriff Robin Limon (right) claimed that the incident & # 39; completely fabricated & # 39; was by Deputy Angel Reinosa during a press conference on Saturday
After Reinosa claimed to have been shot by a sniper in the police parking lot, SWAT teams (above) descended from helicopters and armored vehicles to search the area
The extensive search continued until around 5.30 am & # 39; in the morning, while teams entered each room in the apartment complex and mapped the area
At the time, Reinosa told the researchers that his bulletproof vest had deflected the shot in his shoulder, which had left a bruise.
Wegner said: & # 39; Things were wrong. There was no sniper, no shots, and no gunshot on his shoulder. Fully manufactured. & # 39;
No ballistic evidence was found on site, and no witnesses in the area heard gunshots, he added.
Reinosa, who was a rookie in the department for a year, did not reveal why he invented the incident and has since been fired.
An investigation has been launched into the Reinosa report and he will be prosecuted, KTLA report.
The nearby apartment complex where the assistant sheriff claimed that the shots had been fired overlooked the police parking lot.
The houses are subsidized by the government for the homeless and the mentally ill, where the police often take apart battles, Los Angeles Daily News reported.
In a 911 shot, Reinosa told police: & # 39; I took photos from the north of the Lancaster helicopter platform.
& # 39; Two shots were fired. I got in the right shoulder. It may have gone through it. & # 39;
Reinosa claimed to have been hit by a bullet while walking to his car in the police parking lot (above). He claimed it came from an apartment complex in the neighborhood that overlooked the area
S.W.A.T teams arrived in helicopters and armored vehicles to search the apartment block for several hours.
For the recent revelations, Lancaster Mayor Rex Parris said: “Think about what happened today, a sniper has eliminated one of our delegates.
& # 39; The only reason the delegate lives is because he was wearing his vest. & # 39;
Parris added that the & # 39; insanity & # 39; was for the apartment building of & # 39; that population at that location & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Thank goodness we don't have a funeral, & # 39; he added.
Law enforcement has deposited and searched the area until the early hours of Thursday morning
Mayor of Lancaster Rex Parris (left) had previously spoken about his shock when he heard the incident. Days later, Wegener (left, right photo) and Limon (right, right photo) of the Sheriff & # 39; s Department of Los Angeles would declare that the claims & # 39; fully fabricated & # 39; goods
Assistant Sheriff Robin Limon confirmed that Reinosa had been fired and said the department & # 39; incredibly disappointed & # 39; was by the incident.
Activist Najee Ali, an outspoken critic of law enforcement, called for the officer to be arrested immediately, according to the Daily News.
Ali said: & # 39; There were several people who were being held by the delegates while they were investigating a made-up shooting.
& # 39; He endangered the lives of everyone in that building. The waste of tax money and manpower hours are unforgivable. & # 39;
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