Naked man struck by LAPD cruiser is identified

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Updated: 7/29 11:24 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have identified a man run over and killed by a police cruiser while lying naked on a Los Angeles street.

Police and coroner's officials say 57-year-old Paul Burkons died late Sunday in the Jefferson Park area.

He was run over by an officer responding to a report of a naked man running through the neighborhood.

City News Service cites broadcast reports that said Burkons was homeless.

Officials will try to determine if the victim was mentally ill or possibly under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Authorities say the accident happened about two blocks west of where the naked man was reported.

 

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