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Shooting Suspect on Rooftop in Compton Fatally Shot

COMPTON (CNS) – The investigation of the fatal shooting of a man suspected of firing at a law enforcement helicopter multiple times from the roof of a house by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies in an unincorporated area near Compton continued Friday.

Deputies were called to the area of 14600 block of Cahita Avenue near Rosecrans Avenue around 8:45 p.m. Thursday regarding a man with a shotgun on the roof of a house who was shooting indiscriminately. A Bearcat and personnel from the department’s Special Enforcement Bureau was called to the scene after the suspect fired multiple times at the deputies, said homicide Lt. Steven De Jong.

“Ultimately, four to six rounds were fired at the helicopter,” De Jong said at a press conference, adding that the helicopter was struck by gunfire at least once.

De Jong said the suspect was struck by gunfire and pronounced dead at the scene and a shotgun was recovered.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives remained at the scene throughout the night, searching the scene for additional evidence.

Anyone with information about this shooting was asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anonymous calls can be made to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or sent to lacrimestoppers.org.

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