Questions are being raised in Los Angeles after a homeless individual was hit with 5 gunshots and killed on Sunday. The incident took place in the same vicinity as the Union Rescue Mission homeless shelter. One man caught the entire incident on tape.
Police officials allegedly attempted to tase the transient after he began to dissent arrest, while being questioned about a robbery. However, he appeared un-phased by the taser. An officer is believed to have yelled “gun”, indicating that the suspect had a gun before he was tased. Allegedly, the man acquired the gun from an officer during the scuffle. Since the taser had no effect, three officers opened fire on him.
According to one local news station, the homeless individual had been battling with mental issues. The officer did appear to be wearing a body camera at the time of the incident. The LADP ensures that all videos will analyzed and the case reviewed thoroughly.
Watch the video here: http://go.regions.com/1B2dDB2 and form your own opinion of the incident.