Photo: seized gun
Originally published as a Stockton Police Department Facebook post –
“This morning, at 9:45 a.m., the Stockton Police Telecommunications Center received a call of a disturbance in the 4400 block of La Cresta Way. The caller reported hearing screaming, saw a woman with a ripped shirt who was bleeding, and appeared to have been assaulted.
Stockton Police Officer Jimmy Inn was dispatched to the call and arrived on scene at 10:07 a.m. Shortly after arriving on scene, Officer Inn 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.
As Stockton Police Officer Pancho Freer arrived on scene he heard gunshots and saw the man standing over Officer Inn holding a gun. The man then shot at Officer Freer striking his patrol car. Officer Freer returned fire from inside his patrol car. The man briefly entered his home and returned moments later holding his eight-year-old son in the front yard of the residence. The man began to strangle his son and refused to comply with Officer Freer’s commands. As Officer Freer approached on foot, a community member tackled the man, and as the child was freed, Officer Freer fired his duty weapon multiple times striking the man.
Officers began live-saving measures on both Officer Inn and the man.
Medics arrived and transported Officer Inn and the man to an area hospital where both died from their injuries.
The eight-year-old boy was medically cleared and released to his mother.
Witnesses said the female victim walked away from the scene prior to police arrival and investigators are currently trying to contact her for a statement.
During a search of the residence, Officers located a firearm inside.
Due to this being an officer-involved-shooting, we initiated a multi-agency critical incident investigation with the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation, California’s Department of Justice, and San Joaquin County Medical Examiner’s Office.
This remains an active investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377.
Weapon Recovered: Glock Handgun.
Decedent: Lance Lowe, black male 30, lived at the residence.
Involved Officer: Officer Pancho Freer, hired in April 2012, assigned to the Field Operations Division. The involved officer will be placed on three day paid administrative leave.
Deceased Officer: Officer Jimmy Inn, hired in December 2015, assigned to the Field Operations Division.”