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Man dies in suspected Compton ‘road rage’

City News Service | 6/14/2018, midnight

Authorities believe a man in Compton was shot dead over a “road rage” confrontation in which a suspect chased the victim down and shot him at Compton Community College.

Deputies were called at 6:50 p.m. June 9 to the 1100 block of East Artesia Boulevard regarding a report of a hit-and run traffic collision, which was later changed to a “gunshot victim” call, said Deputy Kimberly Alexander of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

When deputies arrived just inside the college property at 1111 E. Artesia Blvd., they found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene, Alexander said.

“Upon further investigation, homicide detectives believe the

incident, which began near the 2100 block of South Santa Fe Avenue, was the result of a ‘road rage’ confrontation,” she said. “They believe the victim, who was chased by the suspect, climbed over the fence and on to the community college property, where he was shot by the suspect.”

There was no suspect description and the murder weapon has not been recovered, she said.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives asked anyone with any information regarding the incident to call them at (323) 890-5500.