A man is in critical condition after Los Angeles police shot him in the head Friday evening.
According to a spokesperson for the LAPD, a male pedestrian standing in between a curb and a sidewalk in Los Feliz, Calif., waved down police officers Friday evening shortly after 6 p.m. The spokesperson told TheBlaze the man "appeared to be in distress."
Upon approaching the man, police officers noticed he had his hand wrapped in a "cloth-like material." When he raised his hands, officers said they believed he had a gun. The officers reportedly yelled at the man to drop his hands and the weapon the officers believed him to have. When he did not comply, at least one officer shot the man. Witnesses reported hearing three to four gunshots.
As seen in an extremely graphic cell phone video taken by a witness, police officers rolled the unmoving man onto his stomach to handcuff him. The man's head is covered in blood.
Content warning: Graphic video and strong language.
The unidentified man was taken to a nearby hospital where he remains in critical condition.
The LAPD spokeswoman told TheBlaze the incident is under investigation by the department. No officers were injured during the situation, she said.
The Los Angeles Times reported the man was unarmed.
In April, the Los Angeles Police Commission voted to equip officers with body cameras, but the spokesperson could not confirm if the officers were wearing any cameras at the time of the incident.
TheBlaze will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.