Update: A revised LAPD report says Doucet tried to take the black officer’s gun during the fight — for that, he was immediately killed.
Updated after the jump: LAPD officers are out of the hospital — they were both punched in the head by Doucet. The officer who shot him was a black male who had only been on the force for 17 months. Doucet had no weapon.
Reginald Doucet, Jr, a 25-year-old Playa Vista resident, posted this video to his Twitter account on his way out in Hollywood last night — just hours before he was shot and killed by an LAPD officer:
I live for this,” he says in the video. “I could be dead right now, and I’m still doing what I’m doing.”
Doucet was apparently on his way to Drai’s Hollywood, the rooftop nightclub at the W Hotel. When he returned home to Playa Vista later that night, he engaged in an argument with his cab driver. That’s when a nearby resident both the driver and nearby residents called the police.
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