Police officers in altercation with the victim
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Video captures fatal police shooting of homeless man in Los Angeles

A video has captured the moment three US police officers shot dead a homeless man during a scuffle in the Skid Row area of central Los Angeles.

The graphic film shows a violent struggle between the man and several officers.

Police say that three officers opened fire after the man tried to grab a gun from an officer.

Witnesses said the dead man was known as Africa and had been homeless after treatment for mental illness.

Alastair Leithead reports from Los Angeles.

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