A homeless man was shot and killed by a member of the Los Angeles police department. The video of the incident went viral.
The video shows several uniformed Los Angeles Police Department officers scuffling with a man in a downtown area where homeless people pitch tents at night known as skid row. Once on the ground, the man continues struggling, at which point several shots are fired.
The homeless man was pronounced dead at the hospital. The name of the victim has not been released. Several witnesses reported that the man had reached for one of the officer’s guns and one saying he heard an officer saying “He’s got my gun.” Other witnesses said the police had used a taser on the man before shooting him.
The LAPD is investigating the incident “very” closely. The police were originally called to the area to investigate a robbery.
Check out the video below. Warning: What you are about to see is graphic: