LOCAL L.A. Now
Full Coverage

LAPD shooting on skid row

Los Angeles police fatally shot a man on skid row March 1 during a struggle over an officer's weapons, authorities say. The shooting was captured on video by a bystander.

  • Body camera video undercuts police account of skid row shooting, suit says

    Body camera video undercuts police account of skid row shooting, suit says

    Video from police body cameras disputes the Los Angeles Police Department's account of the fatal police shooting this year of an unarmed homeless man on downtown's skid row, according to a civil lawsuit filed Wednesday in L.A. Superior Court.Citing a story in GQ magazine by writer Jeff Sharlet,...

  • Skid row shooting: Autopsy shows man shot six times, had meth in system

    Skid row shooting: Autopsy shows man shot six times, had meth in system

    A homeless man killed by Los Angeles police officers earlier this year on downtown's skid row was shot six times and had methamphetamine in his system at the time of his death, according to an autopsy report. The March 1 death of Charly Leundeu Keunang, 43, drew international attention after a...

  • Family of man slain by police on skid row files $20-million claim

    Family of man slain by police on skid row files $20-million claim

    The family of a Cameroonian man fatally shot by police on skid row filed a $20-million claim against the city Wednesday, saying officers "initiated" a struggle that ended in a "cop-created killing." Charly Leundeu Keunang’s sister, Line Foming, and their parents, Heleine Tchayou and Isaac Keunang,...

  • LAPD identifies sergeant, officers in fatal skid row shooting

    LAPD identifies sergeant, officers in fatal skid row shooting

    More than two weeks after a deadly encounter between police and a homeless man on skid row, Los Angeles police officials on Thursday publicly named the sergeant and two officers who fired their weapons. The department identified those who shot Charly Keunang on March 1 as Sgt. Chand Syed and Officers...

  • Skid row residents ask for independent probe of fatal police shooting

    Skid row residents ask for independent probe of fatal police shooting

    With allusions to Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, skid row activists called Thursday for an independent investigation and release of police body-camera footage in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed homeless man on skid row. About 100 people gathered on the street...

  • Activists call for independent investigation of fatal skid row shooting

    Activists call for independent investigation of fatal skid row shooting

    Activists denounced police and city officials Tuesday for their handling of the death of a homeless man who was shot and killed by officers on skid row. Gathered outside Los Angeles police headquarters on Tuesday, about two dozen people called on the Department of Justice for an independent investigation...

  • Dozens protest LAPD shooting of homeless man on skid row

    Dozens protest LAPD shooting of homeless man on skid row

    Chanting "You can't kill Africa," dozens of people on Saturday marched from Los Angeles Police Department headquarters to skid row to protest the fatal police shooting of an unarmed homeless man during a struggle with officers. Cue Jn'Marie, a skid row preacher, said police should have sent a mental...

  • Man killed by LAPD officers on skid row was Cameroonian national, feds say

    Man killed by LAPD officers on skid row was Cameroonian national, feds say

    Federal immigration officials said Wednesday that the homeless man shot and killed by Los Angeles police on skid row was a Cameroonian national but provided no other details about the man's true identity. Authorities had initially used fingerprints to identify the man as Charley Saturmin Robinet,...

  • Homeless man killed by LAPD stole French man's identity, officials say

    Homeless man killed by LAPD stole French man's identity, officials say

    The homeless man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers Sunday on skid row was a convicted bank robber who assumed the identity of a French man to enter the United States more than 15 years ago, according to records and interviews.UPDATE: Real identity of homeless man killed by...

  • Skid row shooting: 'Irate' protesters blast LAPD at packed meeting

    Skid row shooting: 'Irate' protesters blast LAPD at packed meeting

    Tempers flared Tuesday morning as dozens of demonstrators packed the Los Angeles Police Commission’s weekly meeting to criticize the LAPD over its fatal shooting of a homeless man on skid row. The meeting was the first since Sunday’s shooting, when a man known by others on skid row as Africa --...

1 23
EDITION: California | U.S. & World
55°