Charley Robinet is seen in a 2000 booking photo provided by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
A man who was shot dead during a Skid Row altercation with LAPD officers was from Cameroon, not France as he had claimed, a U.S. federal immigration official said Wednesday.
The 39-year-old man, whose true identity is not known, went by Charley Saturmin Robinet — the name that Los Angeles police sources gave when describing him as a French national Tuesday.
However, later Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the French consulate in Los Angeles said the individual had stolen the identity of a French citizen by that name in order to get into the United States.
On Wednesday, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the man was actually from Cameroon, the francophone nation in Central Africa.
A screenshot from a bystander’s video shows Los Angeles police officers struggling with a man moments before he…