Paramedics declared the man dead at the scene of the shooting — the back of a residence where the chase ended.
“No officers were injured and a handgun was recovered at scene,” the LAPD said. Authorities did not say what happened to the second man.
The Los Angeles Times,
which spoke to the victim’s mother, identified the man shot as Carnell Snell Jr, 18. His mother, Monique Snell, told reporters as she wept that her son was shot five times.
“[The police] won’t let me see him,” Snell told reporters. “They said they moved him already. I want to see him.”
As with any officer-involved shooting, LAPD’s Force Investigation Division will investigate and present its findings to Police Chief Charlie Beck. Beck, along with the LAPD board of commissioners, will determine whether the officer complied with the department procedures.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office also plans to review evidence collected during the investigation.
Protesters peacefully gathered Saturday night near the scene of the shooting. Authorities left the scene before midnight Sunday morning. The Los Angeles incident comes in the wake of shooting of black men in El Cajon, California;Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Charlotte, North Carolina. The shooting victims in El Cajon and Tulsa were unarmed, but questions remain on whether the victim in Charlotte had a weapon.