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LAPD: Police killing of teen investigated


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A police spokeswoman said the stolen car collided with a police vehicle.

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- An investigation has been launched into the fatal shooting by police of a 13-year-old boy who was fleeing authorities in a stolen car, a police spokeswoman said Sunday.

The chase began in south Los Angeles about 3:50 a.m. Sunday, when officers saw a car being driven erratically and thought the driver might be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, spokeswoman Kristi Sandoval said.

The pursuit ended when the 13-year-old driver stopped the car and his passenger, a 14-year-old boy, got out of the vehicle and ran, Sandoval said.

Both boys had gang connections, she said.

The spokeswoman said the car, which turned out to have been stolen, collided with the police vehicle, but that it was not clear what led to the shooting.

An investigation is ongoing, she said.

The 14-year-old boy was arrested, she said.


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