Community outraged after LAPD officers fatally shoot 2 men in separate incidents over weekend

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LOS ANGELES — Two police-related shootings in two days had angry protesters doing donuts in the streets of South Los Angeles.

Police said both shootings were caught on camera.

Protests sparked over the weekend after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Carnell Snell Jr. by an Los Angeles Police Department officer Friday night.

Snell's mother, Monique Morgan said her son was at her home right before the incident.

"He just left my house and we got a phone call saying the police shot him five times in the back," Snell said.

According to the LAPD, officers were trying to do a traffic stop on a suspected stolen vehicle with paper license plates.

The driver and one passenger got away after fleeing the scene,  but police chased Snell all the way to a neighbor's house.

As the LAPD continues to investigate Snell Jr.'s death, another shooting was added to the list Sunday night. After responding to reports of an armed Hispanic man, age 18 to 22, police said they spotted a man matching the description.

Witness Crystal Peterson said police shot him without warning.

"They killed him in cold blood," Peterson said. "His arms were to the side when they surrounded him. They didn't give him no orders. They didn't say nothing. They just shot him and they kept shooting him. He was on the ground and they finished shooting him."

LAPD said the video of both shootings supports the officers side of the story, but it does not take away from the tragedy. Even the home of LA's mayor, Eric Garcetti, was egged.

"Some of our communities are so severely impacted by the violence including the use of police force that this tragedy seems unbearable," LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said.

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