Editor’s Note: This article has been updated from its original version to report that Inn had been working at the Stockton Police Department for over five years, not Lowe.
A police officer was killed in Stockton, California while responding to a domestic disturbance call on Tuesday morning.
What happened: Officer Jimmy Inn, 30, was fatally shot at the 4400 block of La Cresta Way after he arrived at the scene at 10:07 a.m., reported KCRA.
- Inn reportedly knocked on the door of the home and stood to the side, before a male suspect fired at the officer multiple times.
- The suspect, identified as Lance Lowe, was standing over Inn before firing his handgun at another officer who arrived at the scene, according to police.
- After briefly going inside again, Lowe returned with his 8-year-old son and proceeded to strangle the child.
- The arriving officer was able to shoot at Lowe after a bystander tackled him.
- Both Inn and Lowe succumbed to their injuries from the incident after being transported to San Joaquin General Hospital, authorities said.
Remembering a fallen hero:
Inn worked in the Stockton Police Department for over five years, according to CNN. He was a part of the field operations division and an honor guard.
- He leaves behind his wife Tela, who is also a police officer in the department, as well as a 7-month-old son, a 12-year-old stepdaughter and a 14-year-old stepson.
- Inn was remembered as a “principled man” by family and exemplary by his department.
- “I’ve never met anybody like him and quite with his caliber but he was a beautiful person inside,” Ken Finch, Inn’s uncle, told ABC10.
- “He was positive, optimistic person, so very well-liked around the police department,” Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones said. “The epitome of what a Stockton police officer should be. So tragically his life was taken today.”
The Stockton Police Department honored Inn at 1 p.m. on Wednesday with a procession, according to ABC10.