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This Oct. 1, 2016 frame from security camera video, released by the Los Angeles Police Department and posted on its website on Oct. 4,  shows a suspect holding what appears to be a gun in the moments before he was fatally shot by officers in a police killing that has generated widespread protests.  Police said the video supports the account Chief Charlie Beck gave Monday justifying the  fatal shooting of Carnell Snell. Beck said Snell, 18, had a fully loaded semi-automatic handgun in one hand and turned toward officers when they fired.  (Los Angeles Police Department via AP)

The LAPD released footage showing a teen shot and killed by police was holding a handgun

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The LAPD released footage showing a teen shot and killed by police was holding a handgun

WATCH  | On Saturday, Carnell Snell Jr. was shot and killed by Los Angeles police.

On Tuesday, LAPD released a security video captured moments before Snell was shot, showing that Snell was armed.

What the video shows

Snell appears to be holding a handgun in the video. Police said initially a handgun was found at the scene after Snell was shot, but witnesses said Snell was running from police telling them not to shoot.

Police originally started chasing Snell after he fled a traffic stop.

Police Chief Charlie Beck said he released the video to correct misinformation, not to "denigrate Mr. Snell."

There are folks that will not believe any narrative... folks that are going to find holes in whatever I present to them.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck

Beck acknowledged that the video would not pacify all the protesters. 

Some demanded Beck's firing and call the video release character assassination. 

"I don't care if he had a gun," protester Melina Abdullah said. "His life matters."

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Protesters demand the firing of Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck over a police-involved shooting of a black man over the weekend during a news conference at LAPD headquarters on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. The chief disclosed details of Saturday's shooting of Carnell Snell, in South Los Angeles and a separate fatal police shooting of a Hispanic man Sunday amid heightened tensions over police shootings involving blacks and other minorities in California and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Other activists said the video was flawed since it didn't show the actual shooting of Snell.

Snell's mother made an emotional appeal to see her son's body after the shooting.

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