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Gunfire in Compton leads to deputy shooting

March 4, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A suspect in Compton was shot by sheriff's deputies after authorities reported hearing shots fired in the area.

Deputies were on routine patrol in the 1100 block of 144th Street when they heard gunshots ring out and saw two suspects running from the scene at about 12:22 a.m.

Officials say one of those suspects pointed a gun at the deputies, and that's when he was shot. The suspect was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for survivable wounds in the arm and listed in stable condition.

The second suspect tried to flee but was eventually apprehended. The gun, belonging to one of the suspects, was recovered at the scene.

No deputies were injured in the incident.


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