Large avatar michael woods byoune19

Michael Byoune, 19
Inglewood, California
May 11, 2008

Agencies: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department California LASD | Inglewood Police Department California

Last updated: 2 months ago

Overview Help icon

Michael Byoune, 19, a young black man, was killed by Inglewood police officers in the 3000 block of Manchester Boulevard about 1:40 a.m. Sunday, May 11. Byoune was declared dead at the scene, authorities said.

According to police, officers were in their patrol car when they heard gunfire. They saw a man running from a parking lot and getting into a slow-moving car. The officers fired several shots as the vehicle came toward them, police said. Byoune was sitting in the passenger side of the car.

The driver of the car was also wounded and taken to a local hospital, where he is recovering.  A third person, who was sitting in the back seat of the car, was detained for questioning. 

Update: Inglewood police officials said they were looking for a gunman who they believe prompted two police officers to fatally shoot an unarmed passenger in an approaching car.

Inglewood Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks again expressed condolences Wednesday to the family of an unarmed man killed and another wounded by police officers in a shooting that she said was prompted by the actions of an unidentified gunman and resulted in "a very tragic outcome."

Michael Byoune, 19, was killed early Sunday by two officers who fired on the vehicle he was riding in near Manchester and Crenshaw boulevards, apparently believing gunfire was coming from the car.

The driver, Larry White, also 19, was injured, and another passenger, Chris Larkin, 21, was grazed by the officers' bullets.

"I won't go so far as to call it a mistake," Seabrooks said during an afternoon news conference at the police station. "The process that the officers went through had a very tragic outcome."

Seabrooks identified the officers as Brian Ragan, a 5 1/2 -year veteran, and Roman Fernandez, who has been with the department less than a year.

In July of 2008, a 38 year-old postal worker named Kevin Wilks — an Inglewood resident, and father of two young chidren — was shot and killed when police officers knocked on his door shortly after midnight in response to a 911 call reporting a man and a woman fighting.  Mr. Wilks unwisely answered the door with an unloaded gun in his hand. The same Inglewood police officer who shot Michael Byoune fired two shots into Wilks’s chest. For this wrongful death, Wilks’ family members have received a total settlement of $1.7 million.   The officer responsible for the deaths of Byounne and Wilks was relieved of his duties in 2010 for conduct unrelated to the shootings.

Legal Action Help icon

March 2010 Settlement $2.45million

Default user icon

Quentin Eric Hicks

Default user icon

Charles Anthony Curl

Default user icon

John Daniels Jr

Default user icon

Jovon Antonio Talley-Ford

Default user icon

Brice Quintin Jefferson

Default user icon

Dion Lamont Ramirez

Default user icon

William Quiros Jr

Default user icon

Rickey Harvey

Default user icon

Phillip Miller

Default user icon

Aaron Borden

Default user icon

Justin Ford

Default user icon

Patrick Othro Sullivan

Default user icon

Alex Jimenez

Default user icon

Derrick Abernathy

Default user icon

Primitivo Macias-Rodriguez

Default user icon

Elaine Coleman

Default user icon

Arturo Cabrales

Default user icon

Kenneth Lewis

Default user icon

Mario Vanegas

Default user icon

Adebusola Tairu

Default user icon

Deshawn Trenton Adams

Default user icon

Brenda Williams

Default user icon

Robert Thomas

Default user icon

Ruben Ramos Escobedo

Default user icon

Erik Garcia

Default user icon

Edgar Gonzales

Default user icon

Nahun Garcia

Default user icon

Jonathan Taylor

Default user icon

Juan Sanchez

Default user icon

Christian Chavez

Default user icon

Sergio Acosta

Default user icon

Aaron Valdez

Default user icon

Gerardo Arvallo

Default user icon

Kenneth Bernard Williams

Default user icon

Jose Luis Toloza

Default user icon

Ventura Saenz

Default user icon

Luis Alonzo Juarez

Default user icon

Felipe Valdovinos

Default user icon

Ricardo Badillo

Default user icon

Juan Serna

Default user icon

Christopher Moreno

Default user icon

Alphonse Edward Perkins

Default user icon

Darrell Atkinson

Default user icon

Victor Garcia

Default user icon

Juan Velasco

Default user icon

Carlos Edwin Arevalo

Default user icon

Dennis Hakeen Vasquez

Default user icon

Ronald Boone

Default user icon

Jamar Witherspoon

Default user icon

Matthew Jerome Powell

Default user icon

Jose Carlos Perez Hernandez

Default user icon

Paul Smith

Default user icon

Manuel Ramirez

Default user icon

Francisco Mondragon Saucedo

Default user icon

Jamie Flores

Default user icon

Jorge Trejo

Default user icon

William Alexander Mejia

Default user icon

Oscar Morales

Default user icon

Dnary Fowler

Default user icon

Keith Watkins

Default user icon

William Lusk

Default user icon

Dale Garrett

Default user icon

Juan Carlos Castillo Maldonado

Default user icon

Daniel Ibarra

Default user icon

Jose Solorio

Default user icon

Hernan Rubalcaba

Default user icon

Edmund Wong

Default user icon

Brian Barbosa

Default user icon

Jose Millan

Default user icon

Hector Hernandez

Default user icon

Jessie Long

Default user icon

Fernando Cortez

Default user icon

Lee Dyrell Jefferson

Default user icon

Alejandro Erazo

Default user icon

Marco Gomez

Default user icon

Marcellus Wright

Default user icon

Julian Nolasco

Default user icon

Javier Orantez Chavez

Default user icon

Daniel Carlon

Default user icon

Glen Boldware

Default user icon

Richard Tyson

Default user icon

Salvador Zepeda Alarcon

Default user icon

Christopher Coronel

Default user icon

Martin Osuna Aguilar

Default user icon

Salvador Palencia-Cruz

Default user icon

Shaun Conely Devell McCoy

Default user icon

Charlie Maurice Wilson

Default user icon

Arturo Yobani-Torrez Valdez

Default user icon

Abraham Olivas Sanchez

Default user icon

Reginald Andre Linthicum

Default user icon

Frank Johnson

Default user icon

Osvaldo Estrada Torres

Default user icon

Frank Filomeno Alejo

Default user icon

Wilson Victorian

Default user icon

Anthony Michael Axe

Default user icon

Roberto Fausto Rodriguez

Default user icon

Brent McKinney

Default user icon

Maria F Ruvalcaba

Default user icon

Deautry Charles Ross

Default user icon

Carlos Carrillo

Default user icon

Manuel Tovar Vargas

Default user icon

Alfred Longoria

Default user icon

Ezequiel Jacobo

Default user icon

Carlos Saenz

Default user icon

James Ramirez

Default user icon

Julien Robert Gonzalez

Default user icon

Juan Noel Nunez

Default user icon

Sergio Sedillo

Default user icon

Carlos Wilhelm

Default user icon

Marco Ernesto Avila

Default user icon

John Rico

Default user icon

William Alfred Harvey III

Default user icon

Wilford Hunton

Default user icon

Pedro Gonzalez Santa Cruz

Default user icon

Antonio Tafolla

Default user icon

Eduardo Hernandez

Default user icon

Socrates Siqueiros

Default user icon

Emiliano Amaya

Default user icon

Ilda Ebe Grasso

Default user icon

Marcella Byrd

Default user icon

Guanda Denise Turner

Default user icon

Jose Olguin Cabanas

Default user icon

Oscar Lotari Romero

Default user icon

Zhonghua Li

Default user icon

Ernesto Castaneda

Default user icon

Christopher Allen Taylor

Default user icon

Oscar Sermeno

Default user icon

Moises De La Torre

Default user icon

Alonso Cardenas

Default user icon

Jonte Loven House

Default user icon

Peter Rodriguez

Default user icon

Julio Sandoval

Default user icon

Tien Hua

Default user icon

Manuel Soriano

Default user icon

Byron San Jose

Default user icon

William Chau

Default user icon

Frank Tranquilino

Default user icon

Juan Herrera

Default user icon

Marion Jose Habana

Default user icon

Alberto Acosta Jr

Default user icon

Jairo Armando Pedraza

Default user icon

Luis Salinas

Default user icon

Jose Torres

Default user icon

Xavier Gonzalez Torres

Default user icon

Carlos Ornelas

Default user icon

David Garcia

Default user icon

Felipe Corrales

Default user icon

Christian Leonard Eaddy

Default user icon

Jose Armando Cueva

Default user icon

Alexander Accosta

Default user icon

Carlos Heredia Jr

Default user icon

Omer Garcia

Default user icon

Emmanuel Alvarez

Default user icon

Eliuth Penaloza Nava

Default user icon

Jason M. Hendley

Default user icon

Anita Gonzalez Delgado

Default user icon

Victor Vidal Sigala

Default user icon

Cesar Antonio Limon Juarez

Default user icon

Robert Reagh Gillon

Default user icon

Sergio Salazar

Default user icon

Delois Young

Default user icon

Anthony Aguilar

Default user icon

Miguel A Hernandez

Default user icon

Noe Rene Escobar Reyes

Default user icon

Lorenzo Cesar Aguilar

Default user icon

Ruben Lamont Randolph

Default user icon

Jorge Ocon

Default user icon

Victor Francisco Tejeda

Default user icon

Arturo Guzman

Default user icon

Bong Chavez

Default user icon

Jashod Arthur Carter

Default user icon

Jose Monteon Jr

Default user icon

Javier Ortiz