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Compton suspect shot, killed after reaching for deputy's gun

A deputy patrol vehicle is shown near the scene of a deputy-involved shooting in the 12800 block of Cookacre Avenue on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.
November 15, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A suspect in Compton was shot and killed after he reached for a deputy's gun during a struggle.

It all began when the suspect ran from that deputy, who was trying to detain him Wednesday night.

After a brief foot chase, the two got into a struggle, and the suspect got shot while trying to grab the deputy's gun. The incident happened just before 8 p.m. Wednesday, in the 12800 block of Cookacre Avenue.

The suspect died at the scene. The deputy suffered some minor injuries.


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