Search Underway For Suspect In Watts Deputy-Involved Shooting


WATTS (CBS) — Sheriff’s deputies were unsuccessful in finding a suspected car thief, who fled into the Nickerson Gardens housing project, in Watts.

Sgt. Michael Thomas of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau said a perimeter around the apartment was still in place nearly eight hours after the search began.

“They’re still searching, they’re starting to bring relief in and having those guys who search for him (earlier) go home,” Thomas said. “There is no timetable of when the search will end.”

The search was triggered about 6:30 a.m. Sunday near 114th Street and Compton Avenue after a deputy reportedly fired a single shot at a man believed to be armed, Thomas said. The suspect managed to get away.

Thomas said the suspect, described as a black male adult, may be tied to a vehicle theft.

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  • arizona slim

    i know this pig will not have a GOOD NIGHT SLEEP . because he didnt get to kill someone today.

    • Mike

      Another tough talker on the internet. We all know you would not talk to that “PIG” in person. Someday maybe your balls will drop and you will grow up.

    • david sanders


  • Hank

    The days not over Arizona LOP!

  • victimized

    They’ll chase a car thief into NG but they won’t take a burglary report with 5 witnesses. I guess that’s the difference between county and LAPD.

  • Harry potter

    Since he is black, it’s ok to shoot first then ask questions..

    • Alex Haley

      You need to shoot the parents and get to the “ROOTS” of the problem

    • OJ Simpson

      shoot that chimp

    • barrack obama

      i agree

  • Enrique

    I use to leave in watts very close to this incident.It is frustrating to see all these welfare recipients continuing to take advantage of the system. People who live in the projects have new cars but dont work. It does not make sense.

  • Tanya

    I’m amazed at the lack of commentary on this posting. The suspect may or may not be Hispanic, the board goes crazy with anti-Hispanic, all “brown” people are illegal and need to be deported commentary. The suspect is black, no one has an opinion. I’m glad the commentors on this board have not let me down.

    • The Black Panther

      You are correct Tanya. The suspect is black and as a african american male, i am tired of these folks always assuming that the suspects are latino. Well they are wrong again. On that note, do they realize that ALL major crimes are committed by non-latino and non-black idiots? They need to do some research.

    • bill burns

      Coloreds are the main reason this country is irrepairably damaged.

      • The Black Panther

        Did you know your daughter is with a black guy? Did you know your mother was in love with a black man before giving birth to your worthless self. Well welcome to diverse america.

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