INGLEWOOD – An Inglewood resident contacted 2UrbanGirls with reports of heavy police activity in their area the evening of Sept. 16. A source within Inglewood Police Department reached out to 2UrbanGirls and described the situation as an “officer involved shooting”.
“A man attacked IPD and ripped the gun and holster from the officers belt, and was able to fire a round at officers and their partner returned fire,” said the source who is not authorized to speak on the matter.
The message we received from the a nearby resident also described the chaotic scene that didn’t clear until nearly 5am.
We have major police activity and presence Eucalyptus+98th street, and 98th to Truro. Around 6:30 pm nine IPD units, Fire Engine and detective zipped south on Eucalyptus. An IPD officer took yellow tape and cordoned off Eucalyptus at Hardy street. Parking enforcement is now here blocking traffic on 1100 block of Eucalyptus and 200 block of 98th.
Officers were driving fast and some were sprinting down the street!
Neighbors describe the man as appearing to be “high” and knocking on people’s doors in search of a cell phone charger.
“This is the second or third shooting in our area this week!” said the resident who declined to be identified. “One Monday at Melo’s Burgers and the other you reported on at the Lennox border. Graffiti has increased on our side of town.”
The area is represented by long-time Inglewood Councilman Eloy Morales who rarely if at all alerts the public to safety issues unless they are “high profile” in nature.
If the police oversight commission were allowed to convene, which they haven’t been able to since 2016, the community could press for body worn cameras to capture such events.
One thing Los Angeles County Sheriff’ Alex Villanueva has done successfully is implement body worn cameras throughout the department.
The LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office confirmed a 20-year-old hispanic male, was pronounced dead at the scene at 19:01.
The man’s identity is withheld pending notification of next of kin.
You can contact the Inglewood Police Department 24-hour anonymous hotline number “888-41-CRIME” (888-412-7463) with any information.