LOS ANGELES — A man was shot dead while struggling with police officers on a sidewalk in the city’s Skid Row area Sunday, police said.

Los Angeles Police spokesman Sgt. Barry Montgomery said officers were responding to a robbery call when they struggled with the suspect. He said officers first used a stun gun before shooting him. The man, whose identity was not released, was declared dead at the scene, police said.

A bystander’s cellphone video was posted online to a Facebook account. It shows several officers attempting to take the man into custody shortly before noon, KNBC-TV reported on its website, NBCLosAngeles.com.

Los Angeles Times reported the man appeared to scuffle with four officers even after he was wrestled to the ground. It said one officer can be heard on the video saying, “Drop the gun. Drop the gun.” At least five gunshots could be heard.



Los Angeles police fatally shot a man after an altercation Sunday in the city’s Skid Row area, and the graphic scene was caught on video.
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