Los Angeles police shoot unarmed man in the head who ‘waved at them for help with a towel’

A Los Angeles Police Department officer shot a man in the head after he attempted to flag down officers for help with a towel in his hand.

Officers responded to the scene following an officer-needs-help call in the area, CBS Los Angeles reported.

The officers believed the man was holding a gun and, after ordering him to drop the alleged weapon, officers fired four shots. One of the rounds appeared to shoot the suspect in the head. A motorist posted graphic video of the scene online — which was widely shared on social media — showing the man rolled over and cuffed by police.

“The officers stopped to investigate and see what was needed,” LAPD spokesman John Jenal told NBC Los Angeles. “This person then extended their arm, which was wrapped in a towel.”

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