WILLOWBROOK (CBSLA.com) — A suspect Wednesday was fatally shot by Sheriff’s deputies in Willowbrook.

The shooting occurred about 5:50 p.m. in the 2000 block of East Piru Avenue, in an unincorporated area of Willowbrook, near Compton, according to sheriff’s officials.

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Deputies attempted to contact a Latino man walking in the area, but he fled.

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“After a brief foot pursuit, the suspect turned toward the deputies with a semi-automatic handgun in his hand; at which time a deputy-involved shooting occurred,” Deputy Peter Gomez said.

The unidentified suspect died at the scene and a loaded semi-automatic handgun was recovered.

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No deputies were injured.