Los Angeles police officer Ryan Clinkunbroomer’s alleged killer has pled not guilty by reason of insanity to his murder.

Kevin Salazar, 29, was arrested at a Palmdale home early on Monday after an hours-long standoff with police – just 36 hours after deputy Clinkunbroomer, 30, was shot dead while on duty. 

Clinkunbroomer was found shot near the intersection of Sierra Highway and Avenue Q in Palmdale’ over the weekend in what officals have called a targeted ambush.

Salazar’s family claimed he has a history of mental health issues; his sister Jessica said ‘He wasn’t in his right state of mind’ when he shot the officer, who had gotten engaged just days before he was gunned down.

‘My brother did have schizophrenia. He did have paranoia,’ Jessica claimed.

Kevin Salazar, 29, was arrested at a Palmdale home early on Monday after an hours-long standoff with police

Kevin Salazar, 29, was arrested at a Palmdale home early on Monday after an hours-long standoff with police

Kevin Salazar, 29, was arrested at a Palmdale home early on Monday after an hours-long standoff with police

Salazar’s mother, Marle, also claimed the alleged killer was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic several years ago. She added that she even called he Sheriff’s Department t least tice when he refused to take his medication and became aggressive. 

‘My son is mentally ill, and if he did something, he wasn’t in his full mental capacity,’ she told The Los Angeles Times. ‘They’re only saying that he was the one that shot the deputy, but nobody is saying he has a record for needing mental help.’

Salazar was with his relatives at his family home after the shooting, and his mom said he did not appear nervous or show any signs he had been involved in the shooting. 

Sheriff Robert Luna said during a press conference announcing the arrest that community leaders came forward with information that led them to the suspect and his vehicle.

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