Inglewood shooting victim had bragged about knocking out rapper
A man who was gunned down in Inglewood on Wednesday and crashed into a police car had garnered some Internet fame when he posted a video online bragging that he knocked out the rapper The Game at a shopping mall.
He had also, more recently, posted a video in which he beat up a fellow gang member over comments posted on Twitter.
Jomo Adoula Zambia, 26, who went by the name RoseMo, was shot while driving. He lost control of the car and crashed into an unmarked police car.
Zambia died at a hospital. The officer, who had to be extricated from the vehicle, was hospitalized but has since been released, said Inglewood Police Detective Gabriel De La Torre.
Police and family members said they did not believe the shooting was related to the alleged scuffle with The Game.
"Our investigation is leading us in a different direction," De La Torre said.
De La Torre said that police are looking at Zambia's Twitter activity. He declined to comment on the victim's gang affiliation.
Police have not arrested a suspect in the case.
-- Abby Sewell
Map: Location where Jomo Adoula Zambia crashed into a police car, as well as 66 other homicides, in red, since January 2007. Credit: Los Angeles Times