Los Angeles Police Fatally Shoot Man in Head (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Hundreds of demonstrators filled Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles on Thursday night with a "die-in" to protest the police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

The protesters yelled, “Hands up, don’t shoot” and “I can’t breathe."

LAPD officers came to the same area on Friday night and fatally shot a man in the middle of the street.

Witness Jordan White filmed the aftermath and posted the video (below) on his Facebook page with the caption, "Police just shot a man in the head 10 times for no reason right in front of me holy f---."

"All I heard is just a bunch of gunshots, it sounded like a rifle," White told KABC. "I thought I was about to get caught up in a shootout. Everyone was scattered. And then I realized there were police. They were posted up over a man that was lying on the ground bleeding."

However, LAPD Det. Meghan Aguilar told ABC 7 a different story: "The officers arrived in the area of Hollywood and Highland when they observed a man in the intersection. The male was armed with a knife. When he saw the officers, he approached them, and an officer-involved shooting occurred."

The LAPD tweeted a picture of a small pocket knife that was found on the street near the man.

The LAPD said they were originally called to Hollywood on reports of a stabbing, but no stabbing victims were reported at local hospitals.

Anti-police brutality protesters gathered in the same area on Saturday night to protest this new shooting, noted KTLA.

Actor Tyrese Gibson posted a video on Facebook that encouraged people to join him and his daughter at Saturday's demonstration. Protesters were encouraged to tweet #BlackoutHollywood and wear black.

As on Thursday, the protesters performed a "die-in."

Sources: KTLA, KABC, Facebook