Protests in Death of L.A. Teen Continue, Community Seeks Answers

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A southern Los Angeles neighborhood saw heated protests for the second night in a row Sunday over the shooting death of an African-American man at the hands of police.

Demonstrators blocked an intersection Sunday night near the home of Carnell Snell Jr., who was shot dead by cops on Saturday. Protesters carried signs that read “jail killer cops.” One car was seen spinning donuts in the street and graffiti was found spray painted on some storefronts. Police said the crowd dwindled later into the night as cops equipped with riot gear moved in, according to the L.A. Times.

Other small protests took place in the same area on the previous night at the residence of Mayor Eric Garcetti. In a statement, Garcetti urged everyone to wait for “the completion of a thorough and proper investigation.”

Activists called on the LAPD to name the officers involved in the shooting death of Snell, 18. He was killed Saturday after a chase in which officers tried to pull over a car with paper license plates. The passenger of the car ran away to the back of a house, where he was shot. The driver got away. Police said they recovered a gun at the scene, but it is unclear if Snell was the one carrying it.

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