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US marshals: Homeless man killed by Los Angeles police had warrant for violating probation

  • Los Angeles Police detective Meghan Aguilar points at photos released by police that could indicate evidence of a suspect holding a police officer's gun, seen in a video grab scene shot by a witness at the scene of the shooting of a homeless man on Skid Row of Los Angeles, displayed at a news conference at police headquarters Monday, March 2, 2015. Chief Charlie Beck says officers fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row after he grabbed an officer's holster during a struggle. Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed the man on Sunday, as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions have viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Los Angeles Police detective Meghan Aguilar points at photos released by police that could indicate evidence of a suspect holding a police officer's gun, seen in a video grab scene shot by a witness at the scene of the shooting of a homeless man on Skid Row of Los Angeles, displayed at a news conference at police headquarters Monday, March 2, 2015. Chief Charlie Beck says officers fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row after he grabbed an officer's holster during a struggle. Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed the man on Sunday, as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions have viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck comments on the shooting of a homeless man on Skid Row of  Los Angeles, at a news conference at police headquarters, Monday, March 2, 2015. Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had hold of his gun before three other officers opened fire, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck comments on the shooting of a homeless man on Skid Row of Los Angeles, at a news conference at police headquarters, Monday, March 2, 2015. Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had hold of his gun before three other officers opened fire, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)  (The Associated Press)

  • A pedestrian walks past flowers and candles placed on a sidewalk near where a man was shot and killed by police in the Skid Row section of downtown Los Angeles, Monday, March 2, 2015. Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed the man on Sunday, as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions have viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

    A pedestrian walks past flowers and candles placed on a sidewalk near where a man was shot and killed by police in the Skid Row section of downtown Los Angeles, Monday, March 2, 2015. Three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed the man on Sunday, as they wrestled with him on the ground, a confrontation captured on video that millions have viewed online. Authorities say the man was shot after grabbing for an officer's gun. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)  (The Associated Press)

U.S. marshals say a homeless ex-convict killed on Skid Row by Los Angeles police had an active warrant for violating probation in a bank robbery case.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Matthew Cordova said Tuesday that a federal warrant was issued Jan. 9 for 39-year-old Charley Saturmin Robinet after he didn't provide monthly reports to a probation officer in November, December and January.

A law enforcement official identified Robinet as the man killed Sunday. The official wasn't authorized to speak publicly and talked to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Robinet was released on May 12 after being convicted in 2000 for holding up a Wells Fargo branch and pistol-whipping an employee to pay for acting classes.

During the confrontation with police on Sunday, Robinet is accused of trying to grab a probationary officer's gun before three officers fatally shot him.