Los Angeles officers in fatal Skid Row shooting are named

Mar 20, 2015 1:21 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Police Department has released the names of a sergeant and two officers involved in the fatal shooting of a homeless man during a confrontation on Skid Row.

The department said Thursday that Sgt. Chand Syed and Officers Francisco Martinez and Daniel Torres discharged their firearms during the March 1 confrontation that erupted as they attempted to detain the man for investigation of robbery. Other officers at the scene did not fire their service weapons.

The killing of 43-year-old Charly Leundeu Keunang, a Cameroon national known as Africa, was recorded on cellphone video and prompted several protests.

Investigators say Keunang became combative, made a grab for the gun of a rookie policeman and was shot by three other officers.

The officers were placed on leave, pending investigation.

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