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One Killed, Another Injured In Deputy-Involved Shooting In Compton

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COMPTON (CNS) - One person was killed and another critically injured in a deputy-involved shooting in Compton, authorities said today. The shooting occurred at 9:50 p.m. Tuesday at the end of a chase near East Palmer Street and North Poinsettia Avenue, sheriff's Deputy Don Walker said.

A loaded handgun was found at the scene, he said. The dead man was identified by his mother, Martha Willis, as 24-year-old Antoine Dominique Hunter.

According to the sheriff's department, patrol deputies from the Compton Station saw a vehicle being driven "recklessly" and they tried to pull it over, believing the driver was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

"The vehicle failed to stop and a brief, slow-speed pursuit ensued,"according to the sheriff's statement. "The pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle collided with a parked vehicle."

After the crash, both deputies got out of their patrol car. "While the deputies were outside of their patrol car, the driver of the suspect vehicle attempted to strike the passenger deputy with the vehicle," according to sheriff's officials. "At this time, the passenger deputy was involved in a shooting. Simultaneously, the driver deputy repositioned himself on the passenger side of the suspect vehicle.

"As the driver deputy repositioned himself, he heard the suspect vehicle's engine begin to rev. He then saw the driver of the suspect vehicle arm himself with a handgun as the passenger of the suspect vehicle reached for the center console of the vehicle. At this time, the driver deputy was involved in a shooting."

The man behind the wheel of the suspect car died on the spot. The passenger was taken to a hospital. His name was unavailable.

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