Man Killed by LAPD said to be Street Performer with Plastic Prop Knife

Los Angeles police gunned down a man at a busy Hollywood intersection Friday night, claiming he had been trying to attack them with a knife, causing them to fear for their lives, which is why they fired several rounds, leaving his body laying on a corner as shocked witnesses looked on.

But some locals are saying the man was merely a street performer known as “J” who would pose with tourists holding a prop knife made of plastic.

The area of Hollywood Blvd where he was killed is near the famous Walk of Fame and is renowned for its street performers who dress up in costumes and play roles to the amusement of tourists. Many of the performers dress up as characters from Hollywood movies, who pose with tourists for photos in exchange for tips.

The man shot was said to be impersonating the character from Scream, a 1996 horror movie, about a masked man with a knife who murders teenagers with a knife as pictured below.

LAPD is not releasing any information on the shooting, except for tweeting a picture of a folding knife laying near the body, perhaps a Swiss Army Knife, carried by boy scouts everywhere.

But some skeptics are saying the knife was planted because it is not clearly visible in the video recorded in the immediate aftermath of the shooting and posted to Facebook.

I’ve watched the video several times and cannot make out a knife, but I cannot say with certainty it is not there.

However, the first several minutes of the video, which is posted below, show police clamoring all over the area where the knife was eventually photographed.

And at 4:44, a man dressed in blue wearing gloves bends down and appears to lay something on the ground.

Jordan White, the man who recorded the video, said the man was unarmed.

So this could potentially be a huge scandal for the scandal-ridden LAPD.

What do you think? Do you see a knife in the first few minutes of the video? If you are a witness or know the man killed, please message me here.

Los Angeles police gunned down a man at a busy Hollywood intersection Friday night, claiming he had been trying to attack them with a knife, causing them to fear for their lives, which is why they fired several rounds, leaving his body laying on a corner as shocked witnesses looked on.

But some locals are saying the man was merely a street performer known as “J” who would pose with tourists holding a prop knife made of plastic.

The area of Hollywood Blvd where he was killed is near the famous Walk of Fame and is renowned for its street performers who dress up in costumes and play roles to the amusement of tourists. Many of the performers dress up as characters from Hollywood movies, who pose with tourists for photos in exchange for tips.

The man shot was said to be impersonating the character from Scream, a 1996 horror movie, about a masked man with a knife who murders teenagers with a knife as pictured below.

LAPD is not releasing any information on the shooting, except for tweeting a picture of a folding knife laying near the body, perhaps a Swiss Army Knife, carried by boy scouts everywhere.

But some skeptics are saying the knife was planted because it is not clearly visible in the video recorded in the immediate aftermath of the shooting and posted to Facebook.

I’ve watched the video several times and cannot make out a knife, but I cannot say with certainty it is not there.

However, the first several minutes of the video, which is posted below, show police clamoring all over the area where the knife was eventually photographed.

And at 4:44, a man dressed in blue wearing gloves bends down and appears to lay something on the ground.

Jordan White, the man who recorded the video, said the man was unarmed.

So this could potentially be a huge scandal for the scandal-ridden LAPD.

What do you think? Do you see a knife in the first few minutes of the video? If you are a witness or know the man killed, please message me here.

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