Deputies Arrest Suspect in Compton Shooting

COMPTON (CNS) – A suspect in a shooting in Compton was taken into custody by police Thursday after the suspect barricaded in an apartment and started a fire in the building.

The law enforcement personnel were sent to the 100 block of Acacia Avenue about 7:30 a.m. on an assault with a deadly weapon call, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported.

A person who had been shot was taken to a hospital, and a suspect in the shooting fired at deputies but did not wound them, police said. A containment of the area was established, residents in the apartment and nearby buildings were evacuated and a SWAT team was sent to the scene.

About 8:15 a.m., a fire was reported in the apartment where the suspect was barricaded. Deputy Miguel Meza with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department told reporters the suspect started the fire.

About a half hour afterward, the suspect was taken into custody, the sheriff’s department reported. Firefighters then began working to extinguish the flames.

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