October 21st, 2012
04:13 AM ET

Cops find body in burned house of Inglewood shooting suspect

The tragic Inglewood shooting took another awful turn early Sunday morning when police said they found a body in the burned house of the suspect Desmond Moses.

Moses is wanted for opening fire on a family in Inglewood, California, before dawn Saturday.

The shooting spree killed a father who acted as a shield to protect his kids.

It also killed one of the children the man was trying to protect: a 4-year-old boy shot in the head.

Two other kids were wounded: a 6-year-old boy in the pelvis and a 7-year-old girl in the chest. Their mother was also wounded, shot in the legs.

Police are on the hunt for the gunman who lived in a house in the back of the property.

That house had been set afire, allegedly by the gunman. And it was in that residence that police found the body, which has not been identified.

Police did not release additional details of the latest find beyond this tweet

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  1. JB

    Well, what can we expect? We are a country under the "Rule of Law!" Does not mean a moral society we once were. We do as we like and hope not to get caught. Its very sad a family is destroyed this way. But without a moral foundation,you can legislate laws in hopes it prevents such actions,yet without a sense of right or wrong,just "Rule of Law", were do you think we are heading for? You can not legislate moral behavior,it has to be taught from birth by parents of good moral character. That is my opinion, I think I still have that right to voice my opinion! May God Bless America again!

    October 21, 2012 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Most people are born with a moral compass; we know right from wrong, laws notwithstanding.
      The ones born without a moral compass demonstrate this by the acts above; they are going to do this despite any law, whether it be laws made by humans or God's laws, depending on what one follows...and then there the people who are profoundly mentally ill, who in many cases have no boundaries at all.
      Fernace is right.
      Do not judge an entire nation based on this crime, although you are perfectly within your rights to state your opinion.

      October 21, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. fernace

    Lawabiding citizens follow the rule of law, crazed, possibly mentally disturbed individuals do not! This guy has more in common w/the Colorado shooter, than the poor family he shot or the person found murdered & burned in his rented guest house! Has nothing to do w/national morality! We're as moral as always, we shouldn't measure the lack of it by the acts of a few disturbed individuals!!

    October 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Now there is speculation that the suspect is the body found in the burning house...the family he shot had just evicted him from the house after not paying rent for *years*...
    This story just gets more awful by the minute.

    October 21, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Antonela

    It's so nice to see so many taking adagatnve of bulk bins. @thezenofmaking-I'm with you-containers and a reasonable price are a match made in heaven. @Mike-You're lucky to have a co-op close by. In the Boston area they are hard to find for some reason. @anotherkindofdrew-so important to show stores that there is a demand for bulk bins. Maybe if we keep asking they'll show up in stores everywhere. @Jessica-so cool that you used bulk bins to fill your son's Easter basket. An eco friendly bunny is the best! @Sandra I put my reusable bulk bin containers inside by reusable bags-that way I don't have to remember anything else!

    December 31, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
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