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

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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