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First Surgery Completed on Deputy Shot in the Face

Associated Press

January 14, 2011

LOS ANGELES—An official says surgeons may yet be able to save the eye of a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was shot in the face during a confrontation with a gang member.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said Thursday that Deputy Mohamed Ahmed was coming out of sedation after the first of what is expected to be a series of operations to repair his shattered face.

Ahmed was shot while patrolling with his training officer Tuesday night in the City Terrace area.

Sheriff Lee Baca has said the bullet affected Ahmed’s left eye and lodged in the right side of his face.

Nishida says surgeons did not remove Ahmed’s eye, which she said was good news for the deputy.

The gunman was fatally shot by the training officer. Authorities identified him as 37-year-old Nestor Torres of East Los Angeles.


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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    42238 Comments

    You have my prayers Deputy. Recover quick.

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    MeanStreets949

    over 3 years ago

    2318 Comments

    Good job by the FTO. Heal quick Officer Ahmed!

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Don't mess with the LASD. Heal quick.

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Mend quickly officer. Prayers to you and you family.

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    djs2v

    over 3 years ago

    5628 Comments

    Prayers for a speedy recovery!

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    DonnaLynn

    over 3 years ago

    10610 Comments

    Great news! Prayers for a speedy and full recovery!

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    BigNTS

    over 3 years ago

    6824 Comments

    Prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

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    VolunteerChaplain813

    over 3 years ago

    62 Comments

    My prayers with the deputy and his family. Also my prayers out to the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department.

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    Sheepdog267

    over 3 years ago

    1530 Comments

    Get well, my brother.

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    Saber43

    over 3 years ago

    68 Comments

    Good news. Prayers go out to the deputy and his family.

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    cnjbrooks

    over 3 years ago

    148 Comments

    Prayers for a quick recovery Deputy Ahmed!

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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    50506 Comments

    Prayers for a full and speedy recovery Brother.

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    barnes97

    over 3 years ago

    216 Comments

    That is good news! Stay Strong, Deputy Ahmed!

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    Gombino

    over 3 years ago

    2658 Comments

    My prayers for you, Brother.

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    PGPD911

    over 3 years ago

    6672 Comments

    Praying they can do all they're able to save your eye, continued success in the surgeries to come...

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