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Inglewood Police Shoot & Kill 4th Person

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Since May, officer involved shootings in Inglewood have left four people dead. The latest was Sunday afternoon when police were called to a report of a homeless man with a gun, which ended up being a replica silver handgun, according to the LA Times.

After police tried to subdue the man with a beanbag gun, they say that the man reached for his waistband where the gun was when they shot him to death as well as a dog that was with him. A second person was shot by a stray bullet while in his car and was brought to a hospital.

This was the fourth officer involved shooting ending in death. The other three were:

  • May 11: A group of young men in a car allegedly running away from gun shots ran toward police to safety, but officers mistook the car as the suspects and killed one man, Michael Byoune, 19, and wounding two.
  • July 1: Ruben Walton Ortega, 23 an alleged gang member, was shot by police.
  • July 21: A postal worker Kevin Wicks, 38, was killed in his own apartment after police allegedly went to the wrong apartment on a call and did not properly identify themselves. The city of Inglewood police department is under review by the Office of Independent Review, a law enforcement monitor created by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, according to the Times.

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