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Compton suspect killed in deputy-involved shooting

June 27, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
An investigation is under way after a fatal deputy-involved shooting in Compton Thursday morning. Investigators say the man was armed with a handgun.

Authorities say the incident happened in the 1100 block of Arbutus Street at about 5 a.m. Deputies say they were responding to a report of a burglary in process on Poplar Street. When they arrived, they saw a man hopping over a fence of the home onto Arbutus Street.

During a confrontation with deputies, the suspect pointed the revolver at them, authorities said. The suspect, a man in his early 20s, was declared dead at the scene.

A handgun was recovered at the scene. No deputies were injured.

Neighbors were visibly upset with the deputies for killing the man. Those who knew him said he was very popular in the neighborhood and leaves behind a young son.


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