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On skid row, grief and anger after fatal LAPD shooting of homeless man
On skid row, grief and anger after fatal LAPD shooting of homeless man

Los Angeles police officials say a homeless man was shot dead on skid row Sunday during a struggle for an officer’s gun. But on the streets of the city’s largest community for the homeless, many of the people who knew the man who went by the nickname “Africa” were mourning his death – and expressing anger over it. James Attaway teared up as he stared at a memorial for his friend.   "He's gone, man," Attaway, 48, said, his voice cracking with emotion. "It really hit me today." Attaway said he got to know Africa over the year they lived next to each other in the tent community of skid row. They bickered like brothers and he...

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