Los Angeles chief: Black man killed by police had loaded gun

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LOS ANGELES - A black man fatally shot by Los Angeles police during a weekend foot pursuit was holding a loaded semiautomatic gun in one hand and turned toward officers, Police Chief Charlie Beck said Monday.

The chief disclosed details of Saturday's shooting of Carnell Snell, 18, 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.

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