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LAPD chief booed as protests continue over fatal shooting

By the CNN Wire Staff
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Shooting death spawns fiery protest
  • NEW: Police chief booed at meeting
  • Protesters decry officer-involved shooting that left one dead
  • The shooting killed a Guatemalan laborer, who is a father of three

Read more on this story from CNN affiliate KTLA.

Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Los Angeles, California, police chief Charlie Beck was booed during a community meeting as protests over an officer-involved fatal shooting continued for the third night on Wednesday.

Beck, along with local lawmakers and community leaders, attended a meeting at a Los Angeles school Wednesday to talk about the shooting that has spurred violent protests.

Beck was greeted with boos and whistles and chants of "justice" as he tried to address the crowd.

"I hope we came to have a discussion," Beck told the crowd. "Please let's respect each other. Let's hear each other speak."

Video: Locals threaten 'another L.A. riot'

Beck promised the boisterous crowd "a fair and impartial investigation" into the shooting.

After the meeting, police mobilized on the streets to monitor the protests. On Tuesday, protesters amassed near downtown throwing eggs, fruit and other items at police.

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

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

The protests were triggered by the weekend shooting of Manuel Jamines, CNN affiliate KTLA reported.

Jamines, 37, was killed Sunday by police after allegedly threatening someone with a knife, according to the affiliate.

Jamines was a Guatemalan laborer, a husband and a father of three, the affiliate reported.

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