Wednesday 20 November 2019

Homeless man killed by LA police has been formally identified

The man's shooting sparked protests (AP)
The man's shooting sparked protests (AP)

Press Association

Authorities have identified a homeless man who was shot to death by Los Angeles police during a confrontation in Skid Row.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office said the man was 43-year-old Charly Keundeu Keunang and that he died from multiple gunshot wounds.

He was listed as homeless.

Authorities have said Mr Keunang, a native of Cameroon, stole the identity of a French citizen named Robinet and came to the United States, where he was sent to prison under the false name after robbing a bank.

Police investigating a Skid Row robbery report shot and killed Keunang on Sunday. Police say he tried to grab an officer's gun.

The shooting was captured on video.

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