A man was shot and killed on Tuesday night by Los Angeles Police officers in Venice, California, during a struggle after he apparently harassed people in a bar and fought with the bouncer. A coroner officials said the man was a drifter, African-American, and in his 20s. Moreover, LAPD Detective Meghan Aguilar stated the man was found to be unarmed.
At around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night, officers with the LAPD Pacific Division received a call from a local business, regarding the man who was walking in the area. According to Aguilar, the man got into an altercation with a bar bouncer. The shooting also happened close to the original area near Pacific and Windward Avenues. During the struggle, one officer was reported in have a minor injury to his knee.
Law enforcement officials stated that none of the officers involved in the shooting and none of the police cars on the scene were equipped with cameras. Investigators will retrieve video surveillance from nearby business and traffic cameras to piece together what happened during the incident. Other information regarding the officer’s use of a firearm and killing the unarmed man is currently unavailable.
By Alex Lemieux
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