STOCKTON – A police officer and suspect both died after a shooting that began as a domestic violence investigation Tuesday morning.
At about 9:45am dispatchers received a report of a disturbance on the 4400 block of La Cresta Way. The person who called said they heard screaming and saw a woman with a ripped shirt who was bleeding and appeared to have been assaulted.
Police Officer Jimmy Inn was dispatched to the call and arrived on scene shortly after 10:00am and knocked on the door. Inn was met with a voice from inside the home that said “Hey police,” and a man opened the door and shot him multiple times.
A second officer, Pancho Freer, arrived on scene just as the shooting occurred. Authorities said the suspect was seen standing over Officer Inn holding a gun. The suspect then fired at Freer, striking his patrol car. Officer Freer shot back from inside his patrol car, causing the suspect to retreat back into his home.
The suspect then came out again, this time holding his eight year old son. Officer Freer gave the suspect commands, but he refused and began to strangle the child. A nearby witness then tackled the suspect, freeing the child. Officer Freer then fired his weapon multiple times, hitting the suspect.
Life saving measures were performed on both the suspect and Officer Inn. They were both taken to hospitals, but both died from their injuries. The eight year old boy was medically cleared and then released to his mother.
A multi agency investigation was launched, closing off much of the neighborhood all day Tuesday. Agencies including California Department of Justice, ATF, and District Attorney Investigators all responded to assist in the investigation.
Officer Jimmy Inn was hired in December of 2015 and assigned to the field operations division. He was a member of the police department’s honor guard. He is survived by his wife Tela, who is also a Stockton Police Officer, a seven month old son and two step children ages 12 and 14.
Officer Pancho Freer was placed on administrative leave for three days. He was hired in April of 2012 and assigned to the Field Operations Division.
The suspect was identified late Tuesday night as 30 year old Lance Lowe. A Glock handgun was found during a search of his residence.
The female victim in the case was said to have walked away from the scene shortly before officers arrived. Investigators are trying to find her to get a statement.
Gateway Court Shooting Investigated
STOCKTON – Police investigated a shooting that wounded one person Monday night.
The shooting happened shortly before 10:15pm near the 100 block of Gateway Court just south of March Lane. One injured person was taken by ambulance to a hospital. Their condition was unknown at time of publication.
Gateway Court was closed off with crime scene tape. Officers at the scene searched the roadway for signs of evidence.
There was no motive or suspect information Monday night.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.
Update: Stockton Shooting Suspect Arrested
STOCKTON – Police arrested a suspect in connection to a fatal shooting that claimed the life of a 27 year old man.
Officers with the Stockton Police Department responded to the shooting shortly after 9:30pm Sunday night at the Bella Vista building. The building sits at the corner of El Dorado Street and Weber Avenue.
Arriving officers found the victim who died at the scene despite life saving efforts. Detectives responded to take over the investigation.
Witnesses in the area reported hearing at least one gun shot and said there was a rooftop party happening at the location.
Monday afternoon, police announced the arrest of 27 year old Jesse Corral. He was apprehended by the Stockton Police Gang Violence Suppression Unit, AB109 Task Force and Federal Probation Officers from Modesto.
A flyer for an event at building highlighted three DJ’s with the event lasting from 4:30pm until 10:00pm. Bella Vista released a statement Monday regarding the incident.
“We are saddened by the tragic incident that occurred last night at an event hosted by Cali Fresh Promotions at Bella Vista Rooftop & Events. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victim and his family.”
“The entire team at BellaVista Rooftop is cooperating with the Stockton Police Department. We have hosted thousands of people safely at the rooftop of the Hotel Stockton. It is a beautiful setting that should be enjoyed by all in the community. It is a shame one person would try to spoil this venue for an entire community. Our pledge is not to let this happen.”
“However, in light of last night’s incident, Motown Thursday, Latin Night Friday, and Sunday Rooftop Day Party will be suspended temporarily.”
Authorities ask anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact police or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.
Police Investigate Rooftop Party Shooting
STOCKTON – Police responded to a report of a person shot at a rooftop party Sunday night.
Officers with the Stockton Police Department responded to the shooting shortly after 9:30pm at the Bella Vista building. The building sits at the corner of El Dorado Street and Weber Avenue.
Witnesses in the area reported hearing at least one gun shot. Early indications suggest officers were providing care to one victim. Their condition at time of publication was unavailable.
The area was closed off with crime scene tape. The intersection was flooded with police cars, fire engines and ambulance personnel.
No suspect information or motive was available Sunday night.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600.
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