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Sheriff's deputies shoot man in Compton

July 1, 2012 |  8:39 am

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies shot a man in Compton early Sunday, authorities said.

The shooting occurred about 2:30 a.m. in the 500 block of South Long Beach Boulevard, a sheriff’s official said. A gun was recovered at the scene.

It is unclear what prompted the shooting, which remains under investigation.

One media report quoted a coroner’s official saying that the suspect had died. But another coroner's representative said they could not confirm that this was the same individual.

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— Carlos Lozano

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