A man shot while walking away from two Los Angeles County deputies tried crawling away before succumbing to his gunshot wounds Saturday morning, according to a video of the shooting.
The two deputies fired more than a dozen shots at the allegedly armed man as he walked away and continued to do so after knocking him to the ground, according to video shared with KTLA-TV.
Several calls to 911 said a black male wearing a checkered shirt had brandished a handgun and fired shots at several locations before 11 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.
In a video shot from a nearby restaurant, he appears to calmly walk away seconds before deputies opened fire. The suspect allegedly refused to drop a weapon and pointed it at the officers before being shot, police said citing investigators and witnesses.
Anti-police brutality protesters rallied around Robertson, a father of three children, at the site of his death where police stood by wearing riot gear and ready to use tear gas.