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LAPD releases surveillance video showing black teen holding a gun before he was shot dead by officers

Daily Mail
By Associated Press | Published: 12:44 EST, 4 October 2016 | Updated: 16:30 EST, 4 October 2016
 
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Los Angeles police released surveillance footage Tuesday showing 18-year-old Carnell Snell running from officers while holding what appears to be a gun in his left hand.

Moments after the recording ends, the black teen was fatally shot by officers in a police killing that has sparked widespread protests.

The 45-second footage shows a man wearing grey sweat pants and a purple hoodie crouching behind an SUV and pulling a handgun from his waistband.

He then tucks the gun back into his waistband and runs around the corner of a strip mall as officers run after him.

The footage posted to the police department’s YouTube channel does not show the moment officers opened fire on Snell. But police said the video supports the account Chief Charlie Beck gave Monday justifying the shooting.
 

Protesters demand the firing of Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck over a police-involved shooting of a black man over the weekend during a news conference at LAPD headquarters on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. The chief disclosed details of Saturday's shooting of Carnell Snell, in South Los Angeles and a separate fatal police shooting of a Hispanic man Sunday amid heightened tensions over police shootings involving blacks and other minorities in California and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Protesters demand the firing of Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck over a police-involved shooting of a black man over the weekend during a news conference at LAPD headquarters on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. The chief disclosed details of Saturday’s shooting of Carnell Snell, in South Los Angeles and a separate fatal police shooting of a Hispanic man Sunday amid heightened tensions over police shootings involving blacks and other minorities in California and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)


 
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