When you're at an illicit party in the middle of the night, you gotta think the cops are coming sooner or later.
That notion didn't seen to occur to a party-goer who allegedly whipped out his gun just as deputies arrived to festivities in the 500 block of South Long Beach Boulevard in Compton about 2:30 a.m. yesterday.
The result was even more predictable:
The alleged gunman was shot by a deputy. This is all according to an L.A. County Sheriff's Department statement which, as usual, was thin on details.
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The department says the alleged party guy with the weapon was taken to a hospital in a condition that was still "unknown" nearly a day later. (Really?)
A gun was recovered, sheriff's officials said.
The deputies apparently did good, though, because they came upon a previous shooting at the shindig, and the victim, another party-goer, was subsequently pronounced dead at a hospital, according to the department.
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It's not clear if the man shot by the deputy was the alleged shooter.
The deputy was unhurt.
Cops were called to the location because of complaints of a "loud party."