The city of Inglewood has recorded its second murder since the start of 2021. Both murders occurred in broad daylight and before 12 noon.
“The city of Inglewood parks are safe,” declared Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. during the January 12 regular city council meeting. The family of 20-year-old Andrew Summerfield are seeking information into his death which occurred on January 5 at Darby Park.
“I will be introducing an additional reward during next week’s city council meeting,” said Butts.
The regular city council agenda for January 19 shows no initiative by either Butts or the Inglewood Police Department, to match the current $15,000 reward being offered by Andrew’s family.
Violence is continuing to spike across Los Angeles County, specifically in the cities of Compton, Inglewood and Los Angeles.
Compton has recorded 25 murders since the start of 2021, with Los Angeles recording 24, with the latest occurring adjacent to the Ralph’s grocery store at Manchester and Western.
Another murder on Manchester and Western last night 15 year old killed or it is believed to be a 15 year old . https://t.co/AbmPNYSzlb
— Denise Woods – District 8 🏁 (@DeniseWoodsCD8) January 16, 2021
The latest murder in the city of Inglewood happened near a bus stop at the Southwest corner of Crenshaw Blvd and Century. A stones throw from the multi-billion SoFi Stadium.
The victim, who has been identified by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiners office, is 31-year-old Quintez Reeves, whose time of death was 10:49am. Social media spectators remarked he may have been targeted due to the red belt he was wearing. Those familiar with the tragedy stated he was at the bus stop, with a rolling suitcase, and ran when approached. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Inglewood is working to enhance its transit lines, to include a people mover, in order to promote NFL fans to use public transportation to attend future football and possibly basketball games, should Steve Ballmer move forward with plans to build a new arena at Century and Prairie.
How will Mayor Butts address the decline in police officers, while crime continues to climb?
“The city has hired more than 50 police officers,” said Butts. He gave no mention of how many have actually passed probation and are full-time members of the department.