Police involved in Los Angeles shooting

SAN FRANCISCO — Los Angeles police are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting Saturday that came after a chase involving a stolen car.

The incident in South Los Angeles began around 12:58 p.m., said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison.

Eventually the vehicle police were chasing stopped and several people left it and began running.

One of them, an African-American man who police described as being in his early 20s, was shot and killed, local news radio KNX reported from the scene.

No information was available about the name of the victim or what prompted the shooting, the Los Angeles Times reported.

A tweet by the Los Angeles Police Department said a gun was recovered on the scene.

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A crowd of several dozen people had gathered in the area and were shouting at police and news media, several outlets reported.

According to the Associated Press, the protesters gathered behind yellow police tape blocking the scene, shouting at police in riot helmets.

Saturday's demonstration in South Los Angeles comes on the heels of protests in El Cajon, Calif., Tulsa, Okla., and Charlotte, NC., in the wake of officer-involved shootings of black men in those communities. The shooting victim in El Cajon was unarmed, as was the victim in Tulsa. There is debate as to whether the shooting victim in Charlotte had a gun.

El Cajon police released video of the officer-involved shooting Friday.

El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis said it was released "for the sake of the well-being of the community."

Contributing: Melanie Eversley, USA TODAY, The Associated Press.


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