Mark Cuban gives $50K each to families of LA deputies wounded in ambush attack

Mark Cuban gives $50K each to families of LA deputies wounded in ambush attack
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban looks on after a game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Feb. 3, 2020, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cuban confirmed on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, that he has donated $50,000 to each of the families of the Los Angeles deputies injured in a recent ambush from the franchise’s Fallen Patriot Fund. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

DALLAS — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has donated $50,000 to each of the families of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies wounded during an ambush attack in September.

Cuban told Fox News that his donations are an extension of his efforts with the Fallen Patriot Fund, an endowment the franchise started to “help families of U.S. military personnel who were killed or seriously injured during Operation Iraqi Freedom.”

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Cuban’s donations, totaling to $100,000, will help the deputies, who on Sept. 12 were attacked by a man who was seen on surveillance video walking toward their patrol car near the Compton metro station before firing shots through the passenger side window, WTSP reported.

The 31-year-old woman and 24-year-old man were shot in the face and head. Both underwent surgery, have been released from the hospital and are expected to make a full recovery, Fox News reported.

According to its official website, the Fallen Patriot Fund has issued more than $5.3 million in grants since its creation.