LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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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Comments (16)
  1. The Dude Abides says:

    Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery for Deputy Ahmed.

  2. ray says:

    Burn in hell Nestor Torres you gang member piece of trash. The devil needs more souls

    1. Not newsworthy says:

      U have a lot of Christian in u

    2. notlovinLA says:

      I’m with you, Ray! There’s no need to beat around the bush with pieces of trash like Torres. Oh I’m sure he’s burning in hell… no doubt about that. And thank God he is!!!! At least he’s off the streets!

  3. NilaP says:

    God speed your recovery Deputy Mohammed Ahmed
    Lers use Nestor for target practice

  4. The Devil says:

    I don’t take cowards!!! They get left out with the trash

  5. Bruby says:

    God bless you and your family. Prayers for a good and speedy recovery.

  6. Karen says:

    My prayers go out to this officer. May he have a speedy recovery. God bless him for serving and protecting our city.

  7. Mary Bullock says:

    I am praying for Deputy Ahmed as well as your family. I am also praying for Nestor Torres’ family too. Nothing good come from these gang, only heartache. God Bless< Mary B.

  8. lisalisa says:

    God speed! Thank you for keeping our streets safe!

  9. Jason says:

    Still amazed Nestor’s family claims he had no gun

  10. Shawn says:

    We pray for Deputy Ahmed’s speedy recovery. Every piece of garbage gang member should be hung from every street corner. They serve no purpose in life and should all be killed. God Bless our law enforcement community. What would we do without them?

  11. rc says:

    Two real life HEROS!! Thank you Deputies for protecting us. Now lets pray the LASD takes care of you Deputy Ahmed!

    Hey mr president, a true HERO is getting a second chance AT LIFE. Are you going to call him like you did Michael Vick, who also got a “second chance,” whom your sooooo proud of?

  12. Jeff says:

    Deputy Ahmed I’m praying that Gods Healing Power heal you completely, and that you have full recovery of sight. That same Power that Jesus used to heal people is being used now in Jesus name.. I pray for your family, I peace that pass all understanding for them I pray that every need your family has will be met, I pray there will be no lack in this time for them, In Jesus name.

    You’re Brother in Blue.

  13. robert keener says:

    Nestor tormented people he should have loved. this deputy did a favor by ridding this world of that mans evil. God speed to you dear deputy. May Allah be with you.

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