LAPD Officers Shoot and Kill Homeless Man in Downtown L.A.

Intense video uploaded to Facebook shows the moment LAPD officers shoot and kill a homeless man in Downtown L.A.

lapd officer who killed homeless manAnthony Blackburn uploaded the horrific video showing LAPD officers fighting what appear to be 2 homeless people when the scuffle turns deadly and shots are fired killing a homeless man.

In the video you can see the homeless man wildly swinging at police officers before the officers engage. An officer is seen dropping his nightstick and going to subdue the homeless man. A woman picks up the nightstick and the officer yells “get my stick!” as two officers tackle and arrest the woman. When the officer finally gets the man to the ground the officer can be heard yelling “Get off my gun!, get off my gun!” right before 5 shots are fired.

According to reports, the victim identified by his street name, “Africa”, had been fighting with someone else in his tent when police arrived. When he refused to comply with orders to come out of the tent, officers then tased him and dragged him out. The officers tackled Africa to the ground, where he continued to fight, which led to the fatal shooting.



Neighbor – Ina Murphy said “Africa” had arrived in the area about four or five months ago and that he told her he had recently been released after spending 10 years in a mental facility. We reached out to the LAPD for comment but have yet to receive a reply.

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