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Compton man taken into custody after allegedly capturing at L.A. County sheriff’s deputies

A gunman was arrested Thursday morning after apparently opening fireplace at Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who had him surrounded because the condominium he was hiding in was engulfed in flames, officers mentioned.

Shortly after 7:15 a.m., deputies responded to a name at an condominium complicated within the 100 block of Acacia Avenue in Compton, the place they discovered a person with a gunshot wound and decided that one other man was hiding inside an condominium with a firearm, officers mentioned. The person in the condominium opened fireplace on the deputies with a shotgun, officers mentioned. With a particular weapons workforce from the Sheriff’s Division’s particular enforcement bureau and two armored automobiles surrounding the condominium, negotiators ordered the person to come back out unarmed.

The suspect was arrested and brought to a hospital, Deputy Miguel Meza mentioned.

Throughout negotiations with the gunman, deputies evacuated the condominium complicated as a portion of it was engulfed in fireplace, officers mentioned. Officers turned off the gasoline to the constructing, fearing an explosion. In a single dramatic second caught by TV information cameras, deputies used ladders to evacuate a girl via a window of an condominium.

The alleged shooter, with deputies in physique armor on the complicated balcony, got here out unarmed and lay on the bottom and was instantly handcuffed.

After the gunman was detained, Compton firefighters started tackling the fireplace as smoke continued to billow from the complicated. The trigger of the blaze was unclear.

The wounded man, whom Maza mentioned was the sufferer of an unintentional discharge contained in the condominium, was taken to a hospital.



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