Los Angeles police fatally shoot Black man after suspected bike violation

The deputies said a semi-automatic handgun was in the dropped bundle, and both of them began shooting Kizzee, the department said.

Dean said he did not know what part of the bicycle code Kizzee was suspected to have violated or how many times the deputies shot him, other than saying it was fewer than 20. His office declined to answer questions about the shooting and the status of the two deputies on Tuesday.

The county’s coroner was due to conduct an autopsy on Kizzee on Tuesday.

However, Crump, a civil rights lawyers known for representing Black victims of police violence around the country, in a Twitter post, said: “They say he ran, dropped clothes and handgun. He didn’t pick it up, but cops shot him in the back 20+ times then left him for hours.”

Crump asked on Twitter for people to send him any videos of the incident, saying that sheriff’s deputies are not required to wear body cameras.

Angry demonstrators faced off with deputies outside a sheriff’s department building on Monday evening, and a march was planned for Tuesday from the site of the shooting to the department building.


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