Teen suspect wounded, another arrested in Compton deputy-involved shooting

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
1 suspect shot, 1 arrested in Compton deputy-involved shooting
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An investigation is underway in Compton on Monday after a shootout between sheriff's deputies and a pair of teens they say pulled off a robbery in the area.

COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) -- Two teen robbery suspects are in custody on Monday after a robbery and deputy-involved shooting in Compton.

It all started shortly before 10 a.m., when the two suspects robbed a convenience store at the intersection of Rosecrans and Wilmington avenues, authorities said. Deputies in an unmarked car saw the suspects' car and went after them. The suspects, ages 17 and 18, stopped and the driver got out of the vehicle with a gun, which prompted the deputy-involved shooting.

Authorities said the 18-year-old suspect was shot and wounded and taken to a nearby hospital. Details on his condition were not known. Officials said it's not yet clear if the suspect discharged the firearm at the deputies.

The 17-year-old suspect tried to flee the scene but was taken into custody right away, authorities said.

A black semi-automatic handgun was recovered at the scene.

The deputy involved suffered a minor injury.

"None of the deputies were injured due to the actual shooting," said LASD Lt. Rodney Moore. "One of the deputies did sustain a minor injury to his forehead. We're unsure how that occurred, but he's being medically treated."

Authorities urged residents to stay clear of the area during the investigation.