Edtwon Stamps, 27

Inglewood, California
June 06, 2019

Agencies: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department California LASD

Cause of death: Shooting

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New details — along with new questions — emerged in the aftermath of a deadly officer-involved shooting in Inglewood Thursday evening.

The deceased has been identified as 27-year-old Edtwon Stamps.  The shooting occurred just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6. Deputies with the South Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station contacted a male near the 3700 block of Imperial Highway. When they tried to apprehend him, they said he pulled out the gun and fired at them.

The L.A. County Sheriff's department claim that Stamps somehow ended up in the front seat of a deputy squad car at one point during the encounter. But they didn’t say how he got there. They did say, though, without any hesitation that he had a gun and he fired first.  He was shot at least three times, according to his mother.  One of the squad cars at the scene was also left riddled with bullets.

After the shooting, Stamps was transported to the local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The involved deputies were not injured. Police said a handgun was recovered at the scene.

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The mother of a black man shot and killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in Inglewood, Calif. last week says that her son was “innocent” of wrongdoing and “murdered” by police.

Edtwon Stamps, 27, was pronounced dead at a local hospital after being shot multiple times last Thursday (June 4). Stamps, who worked as a bus driver, was staying at a hotel in Inglewood when he went out to get pizza, his mother, Kaylah Jordan, said.

The shooting erupted at around 10:30 p.m. local time.

“All I know is I got a call, they said my son had been shot. That supposedly he had opened fire on some officers,” Jordan told CBS Los Angeles.

Jordan maintained that her son did nothing wrong. “I just want you to know that my son is innocent. He was murdered.”