One Killed in Deputies' Rolling Gunbattle With Shooters in Armored Cadillac Escalade - NBC Southern California

One Killed in Deputies' Rolling Gunbattle With Shooters in Armored Cadillac Escalade

Deputies say an assault-style rifle was fired from a window of the SUV during the chase

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    Pursuit and Gunbattle Leave One Dead in Compton

    An assault-style rifle was fired at deputies from an armored SUV in Compton. Patrick Healy reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Thursday July 4, 2019. (Published Friday, July 5, 2019)

    One person was killed and a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was injured in a shootout with people firing rounds from a Cadillac Escalade in Compton.

    The shooting occurred in the 400 block of West Spruce Street, near North Oleander Avenue at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, according to Deputy Erin Liu of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. LASD deputies said the shooters in an armored-window Cadillac Escalade fired several shots into a patrol car.

    Shots also were fired at a sheriff's helicopter and during a pursuit that ended in Inglewood.  At times, an assault-style rifle was fired from the passenger window. 

    "During the course of the pursuit, deputies came under heavy, sustained gunfire multiple times," said Lt. Derrick Alfred. 

    Investigators said a 65-year-old man was likely caught in the crossfire. 

    One person was arrested. At least one individual is sought.

    This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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