This on-scene account of a police shooting last night in Los Angeles has been retweeted over 27,000 times:
The man later died:
According to the LAPD, the man was carrying a knife when he was shot:
That was no excuse, according to Jamelle Bouie and others responding to the news:
According to KTLA, the man allegedly approached officers while carrying the knife.
Cue conspiracy theory:
Update from a reader to clarify a tweet included above: