Family of Man Killed By Police Demands Answers

Paul Ray Kemp was killed during shootout with police, but family says they've been given little information

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    For the first time, the family of a man shot and killed by police officers in Inglewood says their loved one deserves justice. Ted Chen reports for NBC4 News at 5 p.m. from Inglewood Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

    The family of an Inglewood man killed during a confrontation with police last week is demanding answers, and pleading for anyone who saw the altercation to come forward.

    Paul Ray Kemp, 40, was shot around 3 a.m. June 27 near the intersection of 113th Street and Doty Avenue.

    Police have not said what led to the incident, but said an officer was shot in the hand during the incident. The Inglewood Police Department said the officer has not yet been interviewed.

    “No matter what, he would never have no shootout with police,” Kim Kemp, Paul Kemp’s sister, said Tuesday.

    His family acknowledged Paul Kemp has had troubles with the law, but said that wouldn’t justify what happened. They said the coroner’s office told them Kemp was shot multiple times in the back, but officials did not confirm the location of his wounds for NBC4.

    “I want justice for my brother,” said Angel Kemp, Paul Kemp’s sister, asking for anyone who may have witnessed the shooting to come forward. The family said it is frustrated with the lack of information they have been given about the shooting.

    “Please come out and help us and give us some answers. We really need them,” Angel Kemp said.

    Police declined to release information about the shooting, citing an active investigation.

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