Deputy Injured, Suspect Killed In Compton Shooting

COMPTON ( — A suspect was fatally injured and a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy sustained a non-life threatening injury during a shooting Thursday night.

Shots were fired at the intersection of North Bradfield Avenue and East Palmer Street at approximately 7:24 p.m. after the suspect reportedly pointed a gun at officers during a chase, according to the Associated Press.

The male suspect was treated at the location for a gunshot wound and taken to a local hospital.

The identity of the deputy, possibly wounded from an altercation with the suspect, has not yet been released.

Anyone with information about the incident was encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323)890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800)222-TIPS(8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the Crime Stoppers website.


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