STOCKTON (CBS13) — A Stockton police officer is dead after being shot Tuesday while responding to a domestic violence call.
Stockton police confirm that 30-year-old Officer Jimmy Inn was shot late Tuesday morning while responding to a domestic violence call.
Around 9:45 a.m. the Stockton Dispatch Center received a call of a disturbance in the 4400 block of La Cresta Way in North Stockton.
The caller reported hearing screaming and saw a woman with a ripped shirt who was bleeding and appeared to have been assaulted.
Officer Inn was dispatched to the call and arrived at the home at 10:07 a.m. Shortly after he arrived, Ofc. Winn knocked on the security door and stood off to the side. A voice from inside the residence said, “Hey Police” and a man immediately opened the door shooting Officer Inn multiple times, say police.
Stockton police Officer Pancho Freer arrived on the scene while this was happening. He said he heard gunshots and saw the man standing over Officer Inn holding a gun. He exchanged gunfire with the suspect who shot Freer’s patrol car. Freer returned fire, then the suspect, 30-year-old Lance Lowe, then went back inside the home and re-emerged holding his 8-year-old boy in a stranglehold. Lowe refused to comply with the officer’s commands.
A nearby resident tackled the suspect, who was believed to be attempting to kill the child, to the ground, allowing the officer to shoot the suspect, wounding him.
Officer Inn was transported to a local hospital where he died of his injuries. The suspect was also transported to a local hospital where he also died.
“He gave the ultimate sacrifice and he came to work every day, putting his life on the line for strangers he’d never met — coming to work to protect members of our community, knowing it’s a dangerous job and knowing that going to disturbance calls are extremely dangerous,” said Jones.
The shooting is now a multi-agency investigation, which includes the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office, the California State Department of Justice, the San Joaquin County Medical Examiner, and investigators with the Stockton Police Department.
Information is still coming in. Police are interviewing people and reviewing surveillance video.
Inn leaves behind a wife who is also an officer as well as three children, including a seven-month-old son, a 12-year-old stepdaughter, and a 14-year-old stepson.