Deputies Fatally Shoot Woman Who Pointed Gun at Man in Compton

Deputies shot a woman they said pointed a gun at a man at a Compton gas station

Deputies shot and killed a woman who was allegedly pointing a gun at a man at a gas station in Compton Wednesday.

Deputies said they shot her after she refused orders to drop the weapon at 4:25 p.m. at the gas station at 101 West Compton Boulevard. Authorities said they fired fearing she would kill the man.

Authorities later determined that the woman had fired a round at the man, with whom she had children. Her handgun was recovered at the scene.

The woman, who was not immediately identified, died at a hospital.

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