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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Monday September 24th, 2018 :: 05:58 p.m. PDT

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*UPDATE* #LASD Deputy-Involved Shooting, 700 blk of W. Spruce St, Compton

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau Detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding a deputy-involved shooting, which occurred on the 700 block of West Spruce Street, Compton, on Monday, September 24, 2018, at 9:24 a.m.
 
Detectives have learned that an armed robbery had just occurred at a business located on the 1000 block of Wilmington Avenue, Compton.  After the robbery two deputies, driving in an unmarked vehicle, located the suspect vehicle.  As the deputies started to follow the suspect vehicle it stopped and the deputies attempted to detain the occupants of the suspect vehicle.  During the contact between the deputies and the suspects, one of the suspects produced a firearm and a deputy-involved shooting occurred.  After the shooting the suspects ran away from the location, however they were quickly detained by assisting units.
 
A black semi-automatic handgun was located and recovered at the scene.
 
It is unclear, at this time, if the suspect discharged the firearm at the deputies during the course of this incident. 
 
Suspect one, the driver, an 18 year-old male Black adult was struck by gun-fire and transported to a local hospital in an unknown condition.
 
Suspect two, the passenger, 17 year-old male Black juvenile was not injured. 
 
One deputy sustained a minor laceration above his eye. It’s unclear how the injury occurred at this time. 
 
The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information available at this time. 
 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
 
Whenever a deputy-involved shooting occurs involving Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies, and a person is struck by gunfire, multiple independent investigations immediately begin at the scene.  These include separate investigations by the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau.  The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department immediately notifies the Office of the Inspector General who sends a representative to the incident scene and provides independent oversight throughout the investigative process.  Once concluded, a preliminary review is conducted by the Critical Incident Review Panel to determine whether any immediate actions are warranted.  Every aspect of the shooting is reviewed by the Sheriff's Executive Force Review Committee.  Input from Constitutional Policing Advisors is provided during the process.  The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Justice System Integrity Division, conducts a legal analysis to determine whether any criminal charges will be filed and if the shooting was legally justified.
 
Forwarded by:
Kimberly Alexander, Deputy
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700
 
Original Press Release is as Follows:
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DATE:  Monday, September 24, 2018
 
TIME:  9:29 a.m.
 
LOCATION:  700 block West Spruce Street, Compton
 
SUSPECTS:  Two suspects both in-custody, one injured.
 
UNIT:  Homicide Bureau – Lieutenant Moore
 
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are responding to investigate a deputy-involved shooting.  The incident occurred on Monday, September 24, 2018, at 9:29 a.m., on the 700 block of West Spruce Street, Compton.
 
Both suspects were taken into custody.  One suspect was struck by gunfire and transported to a local hospital, his condition is unknown. 
 
No deputies were injured. 
 
The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information available.
 
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org
 
Whenever a deputy-involved shooting occurs involving Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies, and a person is struck by gunfire, multiple independent investigations immediately begin at the scene.  These include separate investigations by the Sheriff's Homicide Bureau and Internal Affairs Bureau.  The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department immediately notifies the Office of the Inspector General who sends a representative to the incident scene and provides independent oversight throughout the investigative process.  Once concluded, a preliminary review is conducted by the Critical Incident Review Panel to determine whether any immediate actions are warranted.  Every aspect of the shooting is reviewed by the Sheriff's Executive Force Review Committee.  Input from Constitutional Policing Advisors is provided during the process.  The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Justice System Integrity Division, conducts a legal analysis to determine whether any criminal charges will be filed and if the shooting was legally justified. 
 
 
Written by:
Kimberly Alexander, Deputy
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Hall of Justice - First floor 
211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-229-1700
 
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