LAPD video shows man with fake gun outside Pico-Union police station before officer shoots, wounds him

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Video released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows officers screaming at a man to drop a gun in front of the department’s Olympic Station one afternoon last month before he begins to lift it in their direction and is shot by an officer with a shotgun.

At one point in the video, which includes graphic images and profanity, the man — later identified as Nakiea Brown, 35, of Los Angeles — appears to tell officers to shoot him.

“I can’t help you with that in your hand!” an officer says.

“Shoot me then,” Brown appears to say back.

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