On Friday, June 22, 2018, at approximately 11:00PM, two uniformed Inglewood Police Officers were driving in the area of the Inglewood Police Station (1 W. Manchester Bl.) when they encountered a suspect, who pointed what appeared to be a handgun, at the officers. An officer involved shooting occurred and the suspect was struck by gunfire. The suspect was treated at the scene by the Los Angeles County Fire Department and expired at the scene. The officers were uninjured.
The item that the suspect possessed appeared to be a handgun. Upon closer inspection the handgun was determined to be a pellet/BB Gun designed to look like a .44 Super Magnum handgun (see below photos of the same gun). Video surveillance of the encounter has been maintained as evidence. The District Attorneys Officer Involved Shooting roll-out team is conducting a parallel investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is requested to contact Inglewood Police
Homicide Section at 310-412-5246 or the 24-hour anonymous hotline number at “888-41-
CRIME” (888-412-7463). GO#18-42426.
On Saturday, June 23, 2018, at approximately 10:45AM, the Inglewood Police Department was contacted by a family member of the decedent, in order to report him missing. The family member advised that the decedent struggled with mental health issues and that he left a suicide note, inside of his residence. The note has been retrieved and booked into evidence. The next of kin has been notified, the family request privacy at this time, and the investigation is on-going.