A black teenager was shot and killed by police Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles after a car chase, sparking loud but peaceful protests in the city.
Police did not identify the teen, but family has identified him as Carnell Snell, Jr.
Witnesses said Snell was running with his hands up and telling officers not to shoot, according to <b>CBS affiliate KCAL</b>. Police found a handgun at the scene. Snell's mother, Monique Morgan, said she got a call saying Snell was shot in the back, The Associated Press reported.
Morgan begged officers to let her see Snell's body, <b>The Washington Post reports</b>.
Protesters wrote chalk messages near the scene in Snell's honor.
A police officer should not be the judge, the jury and the executioner.
Police chased a car to 106th Street and Western Avenue, where two people got out and ran in opposite directions. They chased Snell and shot him. The other passenger has not been found.
The protests started nearby shortly after.
Here's the statement from the Los Angeles Police Department.
Police applauded the peacefulness of the protest.
It's not clear whether or not Snell was in a stolen car.
Family and friends left Snell a makeshift shrine near the site of the shooting.
A man professing to be Snell's friend was angered by the shooting.