Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (verified account), says the homeless man shown in a video being shot by Los Angeles police was unarmed. Interesting, then, that an LAPD officer can be heard shouting “drop the gun” just prior to the shooting.

When even MSNBC’s Chris Hayes acknowledges “we don’t know for sure,” it’s probably a good idea to wait for the facts.

Related:

Graphic video shows LAPD cops shoot homeless man to death in Downtown L.A. [warning]