Kenney Watkins, an 18-year-old black man, was shot and killed by a Los Angeles police officer Tuesday, Aug. 16, in the 400 block of West Century Boulevard in Vermont Vista, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 3:30 p.m., an officer on a motorcycle stopped a dark sedan in the area, Los Angeles Police Lt. Chris Ramirez said. During the traffic stop, Watkins, who was in the passenger seat, got out.
The officer told investigators he fired at Watkins because he saw Watkins start to turn toward him with a gun, said Det. Meghan Aguilar, an LAPD spokeswoman.
Watkins was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:48 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
No officers were injured during the incident. The officer who opened fire was not wearing a body camera.
The sedan was driven away, and police were trying to find it and ...