Compton, CA—A man caught in the crossfire between police and suspects in Compton has been identified as 65-year-old Rickie Stark.
Police found themselves in a shoot-out after attempting to conduct a traffic stop.
According to news reports:
The incident began when deputies from the Compton sheriff’s station
initiated the pursuit of a black Cadillac Escalade for suspected reckless driving or DUI.
Someone in the Escalade opened fire on the deputies with a high-powered assault rife and they returned fire at Spruce Street and Aranbe Avenue.
Deputies came under fire a second time in the 1900 block of 199th Street and returned fire.