• BREAKING NEWS ABC shows live and on-demand -- Download the WATCH ABC app!

Compton suspect wounded in deputy-involved shooting

Authorities said a suspect was wounded in a deputy-involved shooting in Compton on Wednesday morning.

February 8, 2012 12:49:15 AM PST
Authorities said a suspect was wounded in a deputy-involved shooting in Compton on Wednesday morning.

The incident happened on the 1400 block of North Pearl Avenue just after 8 a.m. when detectives spotted a stolen vehicle.

The suspect got out of the car and fled through the yards of several homes. During the foot pursuit, the suspect allegedly pulled out a handgun. Authorities say the suspect was shot and taken to a local hospital.

No deputies were hurt in the shooting. A black handgun was recovered at the scene.