Domestic violence calls are some of the most dangerous calls for officers to respond to. The situation has so many different variables, and officers never know which one they will get.
Domestic Violence Call
Stockton Dispatch Center received a 911 call for a domestic disturbance at 9:45 a.m. According to KOVR, the reporting party stated that they could hear screaming.
Her shirt was ripped, and she was bleeding. The caller said it appeared that she had been assaulted. Officers sent to the scene arrived at 10:07 a.m.
Officer Jimmy Inn, 30, was the first to arrive on the scene. He approached the home and knocked on the security gate, and waited out front, standing to the side of the door.
Someone inside the residence said, “Hey Police.” The door opened and a man shot Officer Inn multiple times.
Officer Pancho Freer was pulling up to the scene while the situation was unfolding. According to Freer, he saw the man standing over Inn holding a gun. Freer fired shots at the man.
The suspect, Lance Lowe, 30, fired shots at Freer’s patrol car. Lowe went back into the home and came out holding an 8-year-old boy in a chokehold. He would not comply with the officer’s directions.
According to authorities, a resident jumped in and tackled Lowe. This action gave Freer the opportunity to fire at the suspect without injuring the boy.
Officer Inn was taken to the hospital. He died there of his injuries. The suspect was also taken to the hospital for his injuries. However, he died as well. The boy was also examined and released.
“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.Chief Jones
Inn leaves behind his wife, a fellow police officer, and three children, 14, 12, and seven months.
Trying to Protect the Community
Officer Inn gave his all to protect his community, ultimately sacrificing his life while he was trying help save someone else.