US marshals say man killed by Los Angeles police was wanted

Mar 3, 2015 6:45 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. marshals say a homeless ex-convict killed on Skid Row by Los Angeles police had an active warrant for violating probation in a bank robbery case.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Matthew Cordova said Tuesday that a federal warrant was issued Jan. 9 for 39-year-old Charley Saturmin Robinet after he didn't provide monthly reports to a probation officer in November, December and January.

A law enforcement official identified Robinet as the man killed Sunday. The official wasn't authorized to speak publicly and talked to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Robinet was released on May 12 after being convicted in 2000 for holding up a Wells Fargo branch and pistol-whipping an employee to pay for acting classes.

During the confrontation with police on Sunday, Robinet is accused of trying to grab a probationary officer's gun before three officers fatally shot him.

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