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LAPD Chief: Carnell Snell Jr. Was Holding Gun Before Fatal Police Shooting

LOS ANGELES - An 18-year-old black man who was shot to death by Los Angeles police over the weekend was fleeing from a suspected stolen car and had turned toward officers with a gun in his hand before they opened fire on him, the city’s police chief said on Monday. The death of Carnell Snell Jr. on Saturday was one of two fatal police shootings of black men in California in the past week that touched off protests and intensified a debate over racial bias and excessive force in U.
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