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Off-duty deputy wounds man allegedly wielding shotgun in Compton

May 23, 2012 | 11:10 pm

Recent crimes reported in Compton
An off-duty deputy shot and wounded a man in Compton on Wednesday after the man allegedly brandished a shotgun, authorities said.

The deputy was at a residence shortly before 11 a.m. when he saw the front door ajar and evidence of burglary, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

The department did not say why the deputy was at the home in the 1000 block of Stockwell Avenue.

"He entered the house with his firearm to secure the location" and was confronted by two men and opened fire with his weapon, according to the department.

One of the men ran away. The wounded man was taken to a nearby hospital with with injuries that were not life-threatening. The case was being investigated by detectives.

For more information on recent crimes in Compton, see The Times' Mapping L.A. database.

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Map shows recent crimes reported in Compton. Credit: The Times' Mapping L.A.

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