Sunday afternoon a video went viral showing several LAPD officers involved in a shooting that took the life of a homeless resident of the Los Angeles’s skid row area. Video of the shooting was captured and posted on Facebook, and quickly went viral.
Facebook has since take the video down.
The man in the video fighting with LAPD was a man that local skid row residents called, ‘Africa.” Ina Murphy told the LA Times that Africa spent 10 years in a mental hospital before settling on skid row. Los Angeles has a court ruling that allows skid row residents to sleep on the sidewalk as long as they take down the tent during the day. LAPD officers asked “Africa” to take down his tent.