Crime & Justice

LA Co. Sheriff's deputy kills man he says bit his arm

Credit: LASD

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has shot and killed a suspected drunken driver in Compton after the man allegedly bit his arm and tried to take his gun.

The motorist died at the scene shortly before 12:30 a.m. Thursday. His name hasn't been released.

Sheriff's officials say the man became combative after a deputy pulled over his car.

The deputy was treated at a hospital for a bite to his left arm.

It's the second deputy-involved shooting in Compton in two months. In May, deputies killed a man they say pointed a gun at them following a car chase.