Coroner Officially Releases Identity of Homeless Man Killed by LAPD

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Charly Leundeu Keunang, 43, appears in a 2000 booking photo provided by the Ventura County Sheriff's Office.

Charly Leundeu Keunang, 43, appears in a 2000 booking photo provided by the Ventura County Sheriff's Office.

Coroner’s officials on Thursday released the identity of a homeless man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers Sunday on skid row.

Charley Leundeu Keunang, 43, had been living under a stolen identity belonging to a French man, said Ed Winter, spokesman of the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. Authorities believed he was a Cameroonian.

But coroner’s investigators finally obtained his true identity from federal investigators and were able to track down his family, who are living on the East Coast, he said. They positively identified him.

“It was tough … We tracked him though,” Winter said.

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