Police Fatally Shoot Man in Los Angeles

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Family members are blaming Los Angeles Police Department officers for the death of 25-year-old Ezell Ford.

According to Los Angeles news station KTLA, Ford was shot on Monday evening. An LAPD news release states that patrol officers had “conducted an investigative stop,” during which “a struggle ensued” and police opened fire.

Ford was taken to an area hospital where he underwent surgery, but he later died due to his injuries.

The victim’s mother, Tritobia Ford, called KTLA and said her son was complying with the officer’s commands and lying on the ground when he was shot.

Ford’s death comes just days after a police officer fatally shoot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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