Updated May 12 to add additional details from Stockton Police
A Stockton police officer responding to a domestic dispute was shot to death Tuesday morning. The suspect also was shot and killed.
The Stockton police officer, Jimmy Inn, was dispatched to a report of a woman and a man arguing in the 4400 block of La Cresta Way in the Kentfield neighborhood in central Stockton.
According to police, Inn knocked on the door of the house and was shot as the suspect opened the door. The suspect then fired at another officer, hitting his patrol car. At the scene, the driver’s side of the patrol vehicle had a large hole in the window where a bullet hit. According to police, the other officer shot the suspect.
“It was a violent, blatant and very sudden assault on our police officer,” Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones said in a news conference, according to the Associated Press.
Tuesday night Gov. Gavin Newsom released a statement expressing his condolences to Inn's friends and family, and said that flags at the state Capitol would be flown at half-staff.
“Officer Inn put his life on the line to protect those who cannot protect themselves and will forever be remembered for his selfless sacrifice and dedication,” Newsom wrote.
Inn, 30, was a six-year veteran of the department. He is survived by his wife, Tela, also a Stockton police officer, as well as by a 7-month-old son, 12-year-old stepdaughter and 14-year-old stepson.
The last Stockton police officer to die in the line of duty was Scott Hewell in 2014 in a car crash.
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