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Brent McKinney, 45
Los Angeles, California
August 14, 2007

Agencies: California Highway Patrol

Last updated: almost 3 years ago

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Brent McKinney, a 45-year-old black man, was shot and killed by California Highway Patrol officers at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, on the connector ramp between the eastbound Interstate 10 and the northbound Interstate 5 at South Boyle Avenue in Boyle Heights. The officers had faced off with the man at a homeless encampment under the freeway, where he had threatened them with a machete, CHP officials said. The man and the officers moved to the ramp, where both officers shot him.