A 25-year-old man died after he was shot by police in South L.A. Monday night, sparking plans of protests in front of police headquarters.
Witnesses said, however, that Ford was complying with instructions while he was on the ground. He was shot multiple times in the back, they said.
The LAPD's Force Investigation Division is reviewing the shooting, which is also under investigation by the L.A. County District Attorney's Office.
Ford's death, which came days after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Mo., brought questions of police brutality. An activist group is planning to protest Sunday afternoon outside Los Angeles police headquarters.
Family members spoke to KTLA following the shooting, including Ford's mother. "He was a good kid," Tritobia Ford said.
As the official investigation of Ford's death continues, police are seeking witnesses and video of the incident.
Claudia Koerner is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.
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