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Deputy shoots armed Compton partygoer, officials say

July 1, 2012 |  2:23 pm

 A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy shot a man at a Compton house party early Sunday morning, after responding to a routine noise complaint but arriving at the scene of an apparent homicide.

The deputy heard a gunshot while approaching the house in the 500 block of Long Beach Boulevard at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. When the deputy looked inside the house, a man was standing there with a gun. The deputy shot the man "in fear for his life," said Sheriff's Department Sgt. Pauline Panis.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where his condition is unknown, Panis said on Sunday afternoon.

Another partygoer was fatally shot at the scene, Panis said. It has not been determined if the dead man was shot by the person the deputy found holding a gun, or by  someone else.

The deputy was not injured, Panis said.

The Sheriff's Department has not released the name of either victim or the deputy involved.


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