Report: LAPD shooting victim wanted by U.S. Marshals

Mar 4, 2015, 3:58 PM

This is the story that YOU wanted to hear us talk about! It received 43 percent of the vote in our Radioactive poll!

Charley Saturmin Robinet, the man fatally shot by Los Angeles police following a public struggle on Skid Row last Sunday, was wanted by U.S. Marshals for violating his probation, Time Magazine reported.

A federal warrant was issued for the Robinet’s arrest in January after he failed to report to his probation officer multiple times beginning last November.

Robinet, who was also known as “Africa” or “Cameroon,” was released from prison last May after being convicted in 2000 of holding up a Wells Fargo Bank and pistol-whipping an employee.

Robinet had been living in the U.S. under the identity of a French national when he was killed by an Los Angeles police officer after a struggle for the officer’s gun.

The shooting, which was caught on surveillance cameras, witness videos, and body cameras, showed the struggle between the homeless man and several officers before Robinet attempted to grab for one of the officer’s guns. At that point, officers opened fire.

Officers were called to the scene in response to a robbery report and attempted to confront the combative man before the situation escalated.

In the wake of several deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police officers, Robinet’s death has sparked outrage throughout the nation.

Many supporters of Robinet have taken to protesting in front of the Los Angeles Police Department, holding signs with hashtags like “#CantKillAfrica” and “#BlackLivesMatter.”

Memorial for Africa in front of the Union Rescue Mission. Protest tomorrow morning at 7:30am in front of the Union Rescue and Saturday at noon, First and Main St, LAPD Headquarters. Prayer vigil memorial Wed. at 5:00pm 6th and San Pedro, Central City Church, Pastor Tony. #lacan #skidrow #blacklivesmatter #dtla #cantkillafrica #Cameroon #JusticeForAfrica

A photo posted by @_beyonddoubt on Mar 4, 2015 at 11:26am PST

Let us into the #LAPD Commission Meeting! This is a public space and you #CantKillAfrica #BlackLivesMatter #DeathByCop #WeWereHere

A photo posted by Youth Justice Coalition L.A. (@youthjusticela) on Mar 3, 2015 at 9:09am PST

Mac & Gaydos

(Facebook Photo/Governor Jan Brewer)...

Former Gov. Brewer calls on Ducey to push forward gun reform legislation

Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says Gov. Doug Ducey needs to "drive the train" toward passing gun safety legislation in the state. 
3 years ago

Man shot in the groin with pepper ball at Trump protest suing Phoenix

The man shot in the groin with a non-lethal weapon by police during a protest outside a 2017 Phoenix appearance by Donald Trump intends to sue the city.
3 years ago
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)...

Hacienda suspect never raised any red flags, former co-worker says

A former Hacienda HealthCare employee had nothing but praise for Nathan Sutherland, who is accused of sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who gave birth last month. 
4 years ago
(AP Photo/Matt York)...

Sheriff Paul Penzone said he’s fired employees for racial profiling

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said he’s had to fire employees for racial profiling, and others have quit while under investigation.
4 years ago
(KTAR Photo/Matt Bertram)...

Arizona Gov. Ducey hopes Jon Kyl changes mind about short Senate stay

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey wants U.S. Senate appointee Jon Kyl to remain in office beyond January. “Hopefully he stays for two years,” Ducey told KTAR News 92.3 FM.
4 years ago
(LinkedIn Photo/Mallory Heath)...

Despite raises, award-winning Arizona teacher doesn’t regret leaving job

Mallory Heath, a former high school teacher in Chandler, said she's not second-guessing her decision to leave Arizona's education system for financial reasons.
4 years ago

Sponsored Articles

(Courtesy Condor)...
Condor Airlines

Condor Airlines shows passion for destinations from Sky Harbor with new-look aircraft

Condor Airlines brings passion to each flight and connects people to their dream destinations throughout the world.
Carla Berg, MHS, Deputy Director, Public Health Services, Arizona Department of Health Services

Vaccines are safe if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Are you pregnant? Do you have a friend or loved one who’s expecting?

Best retirement savings rates hit 4.30%

Maximize your retirement savings with guaranteed fixed rates up to 4.30%. Did you know there is a financial product that can give you great interest rates as you build your retirement savings and provide you with a paycheck for life once you retire? It might sound too good to be true but it is not; this product is called an annuity.
Report: LAPD shooting victim wanted by U.S. Marshals