A man who allegedly fired at deputies as they arrived to serve a warrant at a Compton area home Thursday was fatally wounded in an exchange of gunfire with the law enforcement personnel, authorities said.
The shooting was reported about 5:35 a.m. in the 500 block of South Bradfield Avenue, according to the sheriff's department.
Anti-gang detectives were serving a warrant when the subject of the warrant opened fire on them and they returned fire, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said.
The suspect fled to the garage area and set a fire, apparently trying to destroy evidence, Villanueva said. Firefighters doused the flames.
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A weapon was recovered at the scene.
Information was not immediately available on the identity of the fatally wounded man.
No deputies were injured.