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Amid protests, LAPD explains fatal shooting of South L.A. man
Amid protests, LAPD explains fatal shooting of South L.A. man

Los Angeles police on Wednesday defended an officer-involved shooting that left a 25-year-old man dead, saying he tackled one of two officers, forcing him to use a backup gun. The account differs from what family members of the man, Ezell Ford, told KTLA-TV. They said he was complying with police orders and was on the ground when he was shot Monday night about 8:10 p.m. Ford succumbed to his wounds after undergoing surgery at a hospital. Concerns about the shooting were amplified Wednesday on social media by recent events in Ferguson, Mo., where a police officer’s fatal shooting of an unarmed young black man has prompted days of protests and national attention. Ford was...

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