Details are very sketchy – however, the story and video is rapidly gaining attention via social media.
A struggle of sorts between LAPD and what appears to be a homeless man. Baton’s flying, and one of the black LAPD officers yell out “he’s going for my gun, he’s going for my gun”, moments later shots ring out. Several observers in the crowd begin to express outrage.
Warning for violence and foul language:
The Daily Caller (Chuck Ross) Has more details HERE.
UPDATE: LA Times Weighs in with THIS STORY:
[…] Jose Gil, 38 , said he saw the man swinging at the police and then heard one of the officers say, “Gun, gun, he’s got my gun!” before police fired multiple shots.
Another witness, who asked not to be identified, said the man punched and kicked the officers and reached for one of their service weapons before the officers fired at least seven times.
an area resident, who identified himself as Booker T. Washington, said police had come by repeatedly to ask Africa to take down his tent. People are allowed to sleep on the streets from 9 p.m to 6 a.m., but they are supposed to remove their tents in the daytime, under a court agreement.
“This man got shot over a tent,” Washington said. (read more)