The Stockton Police Department released body camera footage of a May 11 domestic violence call on Tuesday in which Officer Jimmy Inn was shot and his attacker was shot minutes later.
The seven-minute video opens with Chef Eric Jones speaking to viewers about the release of the Inn’s camera videos and Agent Pancho Freer. Freer is the second officer who responded to the scene and is the one who shot Lance Lowe, 30.
A spokesperson for Stockton Police said when Lowe was shot he was not carrying the gun he used to shoot Inn.
“As difficult as it may be for many of us to see and hear, we believe that the publication of this information is part of our principles of transparency,” Jones said.
To wrap up Jones’ post, a series of slides feature on-screen text with the description of how events unfolded that morning.
Officer Inn responded to a domestic violence call at the 4400 block of La Cresta Way after SPD dispatches received a call at 9.45am. Inn was on the site at 10:07 am The posted video then shows the body camera images of Inn, followed by those of Freer.
Other than selecting the start and end time of each clip from the body cameras of the two agents, the video does not appear to have changed.
The video appears to show Lowe shooting Inn before shooting Freer. At one point in their exchange, Lowe is seen strangling an 8-year-old boy whom police have since identified as his son. A person at the scene then attacks Lowe, freeing the boy. Freer immediately rushes towards Lowe, shooting him repeatedly.
At minute 6:50, Freer’s weapon is seen tilted towards the ground when fired. Stockton Police Information Officer Joe Silva said Lowe was shot in the body while on the ground.
Police later said they found Lowe’s gun inside the house.
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Editor’s Note: The video posted by the Stockton Police Department is extremely graphic and is edited and commented on to reflect the service’s perspective on the events of May 11.