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LASD - Compton Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Wednesday August 22nd, 2012 :: 04:39 p.m. PDT

Compton Sheriff’s Deputies shoot and wound suspect after he points gun at them.

On Wednesday, August 16, 2012, at approximately 12:18pm, two Compton Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a pedestrian stop in the vicinity of Palmer Street and Poinsettia Avenue. As the deputies were contacting the suspect, he fled while armed with a firearm and a foot pursuit ensued. During the foot pursuit, the suspect pointed his firearm at the deputies, causing them to fear for their lives, and a deputy involved shooting occurred. The suspect was wounded by the gunfire and was taken into custody. He was transported to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. A loaded firearm was recovered at the scene. No deputies were injured during the incident.

The investigation is being handled by Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.

LASD - Compton Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
301 South Willowbrook Avenue
Compton, CA 90220

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 310-605-6500

Sergeant Daniel Martinez

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