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Donta Taylor, 31
Compton, California
August 25, 2016

Agencies: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department California LASD

Last updated: about 1 year ago

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A possibly armed suspect was shot and killed in a deputy-involved shooting in Compton Thursday night.

Two deputies were in a marked radio car when they encountered a man standing on a sidewalk in the 400 block of Wilmington Avenue around 8:30 p.m.

Deputies tried to talk to the man, but he suddenly pulled out a handgun and ran northbound on Wilmington, authorities said. The deputies chased the suspect on foot, eventually catching up to him near the wash on West Arbutus Street, east of North Kemp Avenue.

The suspect pointed the gun at deputies and a deputy-involved shooting occurred, according to authorities. The man was struck and died at the scene.

Latest news says that no gun was found at the scene.

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September 2016 No gun found at the scene