LAPD's fatal shooting of black teen is latest to spark angry protest
The death of a black teenager, who was fatally shot Saturday afternoon by a police officer following a car chase, drew an angry — albeit peaceful — crowd on the streets of south Los Angeles.
Los Angeles police shot the 18-year-old following a traffic stop at about 1 p.m. Officers tried to pull over a car with paper license plates, suspecting the vehicle was stolen, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.
The car stopped at 106th Street and Western Avenue, where two passengers got out of the car and ran in opposite directions. The officers chased one of the passengers, who ran to the back of a house on 107th Street, where he was later shot, police said.