Be the most informed person in the room with Newsy's free e-newsletter

View our privacy policy: http://www.newsy.com/privacy/

Video Shows Carnell Snell Jr. Was Armed Before Police Killed Him

Surveillance video shows Carnell Snell Jr., 18, holding what appears to be a gun.
SMS

The Los Angeles Police Department released surveillance video connected to the recent shooting of an 18-year-old black man.

The video shows Carnell Snell Jr. running in front of a store and holding what police say was a gun in his hand. Officials said a loaded gun was found at the scene but said it was not fired.

SEE MORE: Female Officers Are Rarely Involved In Deadly Police Shootings

On Saturday, police officers attempted to pull over a vehicle Snell was in after noticing the car had paper plates. Snell and another man fled after getting out of the vehicle.

Police Chief Charlie Beck said officers fired at Snell after he turned toward them while holding a gun.

KNBC reports Snell is the third black man in Southern California to be killed in a police confrontation in the past week.

Featured Stories
Rep. John Lewis speaks at a podium

Democrats Are Boycotting The Inauguration Ceremony En Masse

Rick Perry

Rick Perry Addresses The Elephant In The Room At His Senate Hearing

The first sighting of new Mountain Gorilla babies in the family of Kabirizi

The Future Looks Very Grim For More Than Half Of Our Fellow Primates

Want to see more stories like this?
Like Newsy on Facebook for More U.S. Coverage