COMPTON, Calif. – A suspect suffered non-life threatening injuries Tuesday during an exchange of gunfire with deputies in Compton, authorities said.
The shooting occurred about 10:30 a.m. near Compton and Redondo Beach boulevards, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported. No deputies were injured.
Deputies conducting an operation involving a felony warrant suspect at a home in the 15000 block of Wadsworth Avenue, spotted the suspect near the intersection of Redondo Beach and Compton boulevards.
“He produced a firearm and shot at the deputies, and a deputy-involved shooting occurred,” according to a news statement. “The suspect ran and barricaded himself in a garage in the 15200 block of McKinley Avenue.”
At some point, the suspect ran through residential backyards one block east to the 15200 block of Stanford Avenue, where he allegedly shot at deputies and a second deputy-involved shooting occurred.
The suspect was struck by gunfire and rushed to a hospital with non- life-threatening injuries. A firearm was recovered at the scene.
Since Sheriff Robert Luna has taken office his deputies are averaging a shooting a week involving citizens, with most of them ending up dead, and no one seems too concerned about it.
His deputies have been caught on camera threatening people during traffic stops and was blasted by federal officials on the lag in alerting the public about a mass shooter who was on the loose and the Board of Supervisors, who all endorsed him, sit idly by saying nothing.
Congressman tells @AP he will reintroduce bill to establish the Active Shooter Alert Network after Los Angeles sheriff’s department waited five hours to alert public of gunman on the loose.— Jim Mustian (@JimMustian) January 24, 2023
“People need to be warned.” w/ @BernardFCondon @watson_julie https://t.co/QTpCSwtv6b
It was alleged the Compton Sheriff’s station was full of deputy gangs that dominated the news cycle in the lead-up to the Nov. 8 election. Neither the Civilian Oversight Commission nor the public are pressing Luna to answer to any of the issues that they demanded answers from former Sheriff Alex Villanueva.
That should concern everyone who voted for Robert Luna.
City News Service contributed to this report.