Donnell Thompson Jr., a 27-year-old black man, was shot and killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy Thursday, July 28, in the 800 block of West Stockwell Street in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Initially, the department said Thompson was an armed carjacking suspect who had fired at deputies, but on Aug. 9, authorities said that the man had nothing to do with that crime or the assault on deputies.
“Knowing what we know now, do we wish it hadn’t happened? It speaks for itself,” said Capt. Steven Katz, head of the sheriff’s homicide bureau.