LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A crowd of angry demonstrators dispersed Monday morning after the second night of protests over the deaths of two young men who were shot and killed by police in Los Angeles.
According to police, the protests came on the heels of two deadly officer-involved shootings that occurred over the weekend.
The first shooting took place on Saturday afternoon at the end of a police chase.
Carnell Snell Jr., 18, was fatally shot by police outside of his home.
Activists later spoke out during a vigil, cars performed “donut”-style maneuvers and street racers came dangerously close to protesters.
Video captured a group of men vandalizing several businesses in the area.
Mayor Eric Garcetti’s home was targeted during the protest, officials said.
Four people were arrested for not obeying orders to disperse from the street, according to police.
On Sunday, gang units were responding to a report of a Hispanic man armed with a gun.
Upon their arrival, officers encountered two men. One man was taken into custody, while the other was shot and killed at the scene.
A gun was recovered at the scene, however, it remains unclear if the men returned fire at the officers.
During a news conference, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said surveillance video from an area business clearly showed Snell Jr. holding a gun in his left hand. He was shot when he turned toward the officers.
According to Beck, the officers involved in the shooting were not wearing body cameras.
Both shooting incidents remain under investigation.