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Albert Ramon Dorsey, 30

Albert Ramon Dorsey (2018-10-29)

Albert Ramon Dorsey, a 30-year-old black man, was shot and killed by Los Angeles police on  Oct. 29 in the 6300 block of Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 9 a.m., two officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Division responded to a call at a 24 Hour Fitness gym in the area, police said.

The officers, according to the police account, were led inside the gym’s locker room, where a man, later identified as Dorsey, refused to be handcuffed. Dorsey got into a physical altercation with the officers, one male and one female, and a taser was used

During the altercation, the LAPD said, Dorsey was able to grab the taser, and also punched and broke the male officer’s nose. 

Police said Dorsey also forced the other officer to the ground and punched her, which prompted the male officer to fire.

Dorsey, who still had the taser, was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:25 a.m., according to coroner’s records.

The department on Nov. 27 identified the officer who fired as Edward Agdeppa.

--Times staff writer James Queally contributed to this report.

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