Deputies shoot one robbery suspect, arrest another in Compton

A robbery suspect was taken to the hospital Monday after Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shot the person in Compton, officials said.

Deputies responded to the 700 block of West Spruce Street about 9:29 a.m. to reports of a robbery. A sheriff’s spokeswoman initially said the location was on Rosecrans Avenue.

On Spruce Street, deputies confronted two people and fired at them. One of the suspects was struck by gunfire and was taken to a local hospital, according to the Sheriff’s Department. The other person was detained.

A firearm was recovered at the scene, but officials said the circumstances of the shooting are unclear.

News outlets initially reported that a deputy had been shot, but officials said no officers were injured in the incident.


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1:35 p.m.: This article was updated with information that the suspect was shot by sheriff’s deputies.

This article was originally published at 11:20 a.m.