LAPD Shooting: What We Know About the Man Shot by LAPD Officers on Skid Row

PHOTO: Los Angeles police officers can be seen detaining two robbery suspects before a shooting, March 1, 2015.PlayObtained by ABC News
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Details are emerging about the man who was fatally shot by police officers in an incident caught on camera.

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Authorities have not released the man's name, but the Los Angeles County Coroner told KABC that he was a black man in his 30s.

Witnesses told KABC that the man was called "Africa."

"What did he do? He wasn't an aggravated person," said Steven Tugmon, a person on Skid Row who spoke to KABC. "He wasn't mad all the time. He just had mental problems."

The coroner reported that "Africa" was a "possible transient." The shooting took place on the city's Skid Row, a stretch of Central Los Angeles where many of the city's homeless congregate.

The man's official autopsy is pending and a police investigation into the shooting is underway.

The video of the shooting was shared on Facebook and has already received close to 5.2 million views.