Homeless man killed by LAPD on Skid Row

Mar 2, 2015


A sign reading ‘Skid Row’ is painted on a wall next to the Los Angeles Mission, September 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles’ Skid Row contains one of the largest populations of homeless people in the United States.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

The shooting was caught on tape, which quickly went viral.

Police responded to a call Sunday afternoon reporting a possible robbery that eventually led to a confrontation between a man living on Skid Row and police officers. A taser was used, which failed to subdue the man. Officers shot the man after he allegedly got his hands on an officer’s gun.

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Frank Stoltze, KPCC’s Crime and Politics Reporter

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