Teenager with replica gun shot by Los Angeles police wanted to die - police chief



A 16-year-old boy killed in a weekend police shooting in Los Angeles that generated protests left a farewell note and confronted police with a replica handgun to end his own life, the city's police chief said on Thursday.
The Hispanic teenager, who died on Sunday in an encounter on a street in South Los Angeles, was initially described by police as an adult man.
He has since been identified as Daniel Perez, Los Angeles County Coroner's Office Lieutenant David Smith said in a phone interview. Perez died of multiple gunshot wounds, Smith said.
The shooting of Perez came the day after the... read more

 
7 October 2016 in World News, Views: 43
Source: Reuters
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