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Paul Ray Kemp Jr., 40

Paul Ray Kemp Jr. (2014-06-27)

Paul Ray Kemp Jr., a 40-year-old black man, was shot and killed by an Inglewood Police officer in the 3800 block of West 113th Street in Inglewood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 2:53 a.m., police received a call of “unknown trouble” in the area and arrived to find Kemp in a fight with another man, according to a coroner’s report. Police asked the men to stop fighting, and Kemp ran east on West 113th Street. 

An Inglewood police sergeant ran after Kemp and into a frontyard where a fight ensued.The sergeant then pulled out his gun and fired at Kemp, who collapsed, according to the narrative in the report.

Paramedics arrived and pronounced Kemp dead at 3:13 a.m. According to the report, Kemp had six gunshot wounds and had hit by a Taser. 

An officer was also shot in the hand and hospitalized.

Anyone with information is asked to call Inglewood police at (310) 412-5240. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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