We unfortunately have another shooting that took place earlier today involving police using deadly force. This incident occurred in downtown Los Angeles and involved a bunch of officers and a homeless man in broad day light and the ugly scene was all caught on video and uploaded by Facebook user Anthony Blackburn. The man was shot 5-6 times and died pretty much immediately. The video is very graphic. Details are still sketchy at the moment. Police shot and killed a homeless man after they’d Tased him for not coming out of his tent. The LAPD were originally responding to a reported robbery in the Skid Row district of downtown Los Angeles.


Police have not identified the real name of the dead man, but he’s been identified by the community as going by the name “Africa.” Africa was declared dead at a hospital shortly after the shooting. No officers were injured during the altercation.

A witness, Dennis Horne, told the Los Angeles Times that “Africa had been fighting with someone else in his tent when police arrived.” You can see the scuffle on camera before the shooting.

When Africa refused to comply with a police order to come out of the tent, officers used the Taser on him and dragged him out, Horne said. The officers tackled Africa to the ground, where he continued to fight, which led to the fatal shooting, according to Horne.

We will keep updating this when more details become available. More gun violence involving police, this is just too common now.