Skid Row Shooting: Autopsy Shows Man Shot Six Times, Had Meth in System

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A screenshot from a bystander’s video show Los Angeles police officers struggling with a man moments before he was fatally shot in downtown on Sunday, March 1, 2015. (Credit: Anthony Blackburn/via Facebook)

A screenshot from a bystander’s video show Los Angeles police officers struggling with a man moments before he was fatally shot in downtown on Sunday, March 1, 2015. (Credit: Anthony Blackburn/via Facebook)

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A homeless man killed by Los Angeles police officers earlier this year on downtown’s skid row was shot six times and had methamphetamine in his system at the time of his death, according to an autopsy report.

The March 1 death of Charly Leundeu Keunang, 43, drew international attention after a bystander posted a video of the shooting on Facebook, where it was watched millions of times.

Los Angeles County coroner’s officials determined that Keunang died of multiple gunshot wounds: two shots hit his chest, two elsewhere on his torso and two others on his left arm. The shots to the chest were deemed “contact gunshot wounds” that left gunpowder on his skin and soot inside the wounds.

The death was classified as a homicide, the coroner’s standard classification for the death of someone by the hand of another.

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