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Marcus Smith, 31
Inglewood, California
May 17, 2009

Agencies: Inglewood Police Department California

Last updated: 11 months ago

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Police claim Smith drew a gun while being dispersed from a party. Four officers shot multiple times. Witnesses say Smith slipped on the stairs, and was shot with his hands up.

Inglewood police shot and killed a man who allegedly brandished a weapon early Sunday while officers were attempting to break up a birthday party, authorities said.

The shooting was the latest deadly incident involving Inglewood's Police Department, which is under investigation by two outside agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, over its use of deadly force.

Police said officers responded to reports of a fight shortly after 12:45 a.m. in the 800 block of South Osage Avenue. Officers opened fire on Marcus Smith, 31, of Compton after he pointed a semiautomatic handgun at them, Lt. Mike McBride said.