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3 Guard Dogs Kill Trespassing Suspect

April 09, 2006|From a Times Staff Writer

A man was attacked by three guard dogs and killed while trespassing at a steel storage yard in Compton early Saturday, sheriff's officials said.

Deputies were called to the property in the 1800 block of West Compton Boulevard about 5:30 a.m. to investigate a suspected burglary.

When they arrived, deputies found the dogs, which were pit bull mixes, mauling the suspected intruder.

The man was taken to Memorial Hospital of Gardena, where he was pronounced dead, said sheriff's Lt. Mike Alerich.

Sheriff's officials did not release the man's identity, but said he was about 45 to 50 years old.

The dogs were taken into custody by animal control officers.

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