Suspect arrested in Inglewood backyard shooting

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INGLEWOOD (CNS) – A 38-year-old suspect was behind bars today after his arrest in connection with the fatal shooting of a man found dead in the backyard of an Inglewood home.

Lancelot Joshua Wilburn of Bellflower was arrested Wednesday by a combined task force of Inglewood police detectives and a SWAT team, according to the Inglewood Police Department.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged him with murder and related felonies related to the September shooting, police said.

Officers were dispatched shortly before 1:55 a.m. on Sept. 27 to a shooting call near Manchester Boulevard and Ash Avenue, where they discovered the victim, 23-year-old Adrian Johnson, on the ground in a residential backyard in the 100 block of South Ash Avenue, according to the IPD.

Paramedics took Johnson to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound to the chest, according to police and the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

Wilburn was being held in lieu of $2 million at the Inmate Reception Center near downtown Los Angeles, according to sheriff’s jail records.

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