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Crowds protest officer-involved shooting in Los Angeles

By the CNN Wire Staff
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Shooting death spawns fiery protest
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: Fourteen people arrested after second night of protests
  • Protesters decry officer-involved shooting that left one dead
  • The shooting killed a Guatemalan laborer, a father of three
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Check out a local report from CNN affiliate KTLA-TV.

Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Authorities prepared for another night of turmoil Wednesday, a day after crowds protested an officer-involved fatal shooting by hurling rocks, bottles and eggs -- and starting fires in the streets of Los Angeles

Tensions flared for the second night Tuesday, leading to 14 arrests.

About 200 officers worked to bring the incident under control, said Cory Palka, a Los Angeles police spokesman.

Hundreds of protesters had amassed near downtown, authorities said. One officer suffered minor injuries.

Police shot bean bag and foam projectiles to disperse the crowd, Palka said.

Protesters also threw fruit, televisions and parts from air conditioners, according to officials.

"They threw anything they could find," Palka said.

The protesters also set fires and at one point, as many as seven fires raged in the area.

Tuesday was the second night of protests triggered by the weekend shooting of Manuel Jamines, CNN affiliate KTLA-TV reported.

Police killed Jamines, 37, on Sunday after he allegedly threatened someone with a knife, the affiliate reported.

Jamines was a Guatemalan laborer, a husband and a father of three, KTLA said.

Local politicians, clergy and community leaders will attend a town hall meeting Wednesday evening at an area high school to talk about the issue, Palka said.

CNN's Nick Valencia and Scott Thompson contributed to this report.

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