A suspect was gunned down as he allegedly charged towards deputies while holding a gun in Compton Wednesday.
He was wounded as he ran on at Long Beach and Compton boulevards just before 6.pm. after the lawmen heard shots being fired in the area, a Los Angeles Sheriff's Department spokesman said.
After he was shot the man was taken to the hospital. The suspect's name and condition have not been released.
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Detectives said it does not appear the suspect fired at the deputies, and that a gun was recovered at the scene.
Witnesses claimed a second suspect was involved, however there was no word from officials on whether anyone had been arrested.