Homeless man shot dead by LAPD served time for armed robbery: LA Times

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Posted: Mar 03, 2015 2:25 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The homeless man shot dead by Los Angeles policemen on Sunday during a skid-row scuffle in which police say he grabbed at an officer's gun previously served time in federal prison for armed bank robbery, the Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday.

The Times, citing records and law enforcement sources, said the man, who went by the street name of Africa, has been identified as Charley Saturmin Robinet, 39, a French national, who was accused of pistol-whipping a bank teller during the 2000 holdup of a Wells Fargo Bank branch.

(Reporting by Steve Gorman; Editing by Eric Beech)