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Fatal police shooting

Fatal police shooting

The police officer who shot and killed a knife-wielding Guatemalan man whose death has sparked three days of violent protests in Los Angeles had been involved in two previous shootings while on duty, according to a media report.
The story on the Los Angeles Times website came as hundreds of people returned to the streets for a third night of protests over the fatal shooting of Manuel Jamines, 37, sporadically throwing rocks and bottles at officers and setting scattered rubbish fires.
Earlier Wednesday evening, Chief Charlie Beck faced an angry crowd at a community meeting intended to quell the violence.
Citing police officials and records, the Times said that Officer Frank Hernandez, a 13-year department veteran, shot a female robbery victim in 1999 when the woman allegedly pointed a handgun at Hernandez and his partner and refused orders to drop the woman. Her injury was not life-threatening.


Updated : 2020-12-05 13:25 GMT+08:00