Man with knife shot in Compton deputy-involved shooting

COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) -- A suspect who sheriff's officials say pulled out a knife during an attempted arrest is in critical condition after being shot in a deputy-involved shooting in Compton Sunday morning.

The shooting happened shortly before 7 a.m. in the 2100 block of North Long Beach Boulevard, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's officials.

The unidentified suspect was struck by gunfire and transported to a nearby hospital, where he was listed in critical but stable condition.

Sheriff's officials said it all began when a deputy noticed a 2018 van parked in the northwest corner of East Pine Street and Long Beach Boulevard. The deputy ran the license plate and a return of a stolen vehicle was received.

Once back up deputies arrived they attempted to detain the man inside before he pulled out a 2 to 3-inch fixed blade knife. Sheriff's officials said a deputy fired and the suspect sustained two gunshot wounds to the upper torso.

The knife was recovered at the scene.

No deputies were injured in the incident, LASD officials said.

Anyone with more information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.
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