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Sheriff's deputies shoot man in arm during chase in Compton

March 4, 2012 |  9:17 am

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy shot a man in the arm early Sunday morning in Compton while investigating gunfire, according to the department.

Two deputies were on patrol at about 12:20 a.m. when they heard shots near 144th Street and drove to the location. They saw two men running and, as the deputies tried to apprehend them, one suspect pointed a gun at the deputies, Lt. Kim Unland said in a statement.

The deputies fired at the suspects, hitting one, Unland said. He was transported to a local hospital. The other suspect was later apprehended. Deputies located and seized the gun.

Investigations by the department's homicide and internal affairs bureaus, as well as by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, are ongoing. The suspects’ names were not released.

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