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IN BRIEF/Los Angeles County /COMPTON

Deputies Chase, Kill Suspected Drunk Driver

August 02, 2006|From Times Wire Reports

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies shot and killed a suspected drunk driver Tuesday evening in an unincorporated area near Compton after a 20-minute pursuit, authorities said.

Officials said they did not know whether the driver was an adult or a juvenile.

It is the second fatal shooting by deputies in the Compton area in the last seven months.

Earlier this year the suspect in a liquor store robbery who was carrying a weapon on a Compton street was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy trying to apprehend him.

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