WATCH: LAPD Releases Video of Carnell Snell With Gun

The Los Angeles Police Department, in an attempt to combat outcry over the police shooting death of a South L.A. teenager, has released video showing Carnell Snell Jr. with a gun.

You can watch it above. The LAPD released the video on its YouTube channel.

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A screenshot from the police YouTube video. (LAPD)

The shooting death of Snell by Los Angeles police sparked days of unrest in Los Angeles. Social media accounts and those from Snell’s family and friends had alleged that police shot Snell in the back and multiple times. KTLA said the police chief on October 3 said, “While holding the handgun in his left hand, he (Snell) turned in the direction of pursuing officers…A total of six rounds were fired” by officers.

KABC reports that police say that, around 1:40 p.m., they tried to stop a car with paper plates they thought was stolen near Western Avenue and 106th Street. A chase ensued.

Carnell Snell.

Carnell Snell. (Facebook)

“Police said a male passenger exited the vehicle near the area. Officers began chasing the suspect, heading eastbound down 107th Street into the back a home and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” said KABC, adding that police did not detail exactly what led to the shooting of Snell. They have not released details about the position of his hands or where he was shot, either.

However, the Los Angeles police chief and spokesman have fought back hard against social media narratives by arguing that Snell was armed with a gun that police recovered at the scene. Police previously released this photo of the gun:

You can read the full police press release here:

Learn more about Snell here, including accounts from family and a teacher who knew him:

Carnell ‘CJ’ Snell Jr.: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Carnell "CJ" Snell Jr. was identified as the teenager shot and killed by LAPD in South L.A., reports said. The Los Angeles police shooting comes after protests in El Cajon, California.

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    • Like BLM always say : Facts don’t matter. Just like in Ferguson, just like everywhere where BLM support black criminals. So don’t kid yourself that they may think that this may be a justified shooting. Blacks are always innocent, whites are the devil.

      • My momma says she’s the devil and at any time she’ll go burning, Lu-ton, rid-a-ting and killing and that’s okay because she’s the white devil she’s the devil cuz my mama says

  1. Why did President Obama invite the black lives matter to the White House ? when ! they openly Proclaim to kill cops and when do they want it they want them now !

  2. He was gonna get shot whether he had a gun or not that’s just how cops seem to operate nowadays. Another life taken. Sad.