Autopsy: Homeless man killed by LAPD on drugs

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The homeless man killed by police in March on Skid Row died of multiple gunshot wounds and was on drugs, an autopsy report released Wednesday said.

On March 1, Charly Keunang, 43, was killed in an officer-involved shooting. Police said officers tasered him to no avail and Keunang then grabbed an officer's holstered pistol during the scuffle.

The autopsy says he was shot twice in the left torso, twice in the chest and twice in his left arm.

Keunang also had methamphetamine and marijuana in his system, according to the autopsy.

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck maintains the shooting was justified, but noted that more must be done to help the mentally ill.

Keunang's family has filed a $20 million lawsuit against the city and police for excessive force and wrongful death.
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