Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Inglewood Police Shoot & Kill 4th Person

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.


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.

    Photo by CarbonNYC via Flickr