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Funeral services planned for 18-year-old shot by police

Candles spell out
Candles spell out "L.L.C.J." for Long Live C. J., outside a residence on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. Officers shot and killed Carnell Snell Jr. in south Los Angeles on Saturday at the end of a car chase, sparking a protest by several dozen people angered by another fatal police shooting of a black man.
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Chimes at First AME Church in Los Angeles will ring at noon Saturday to signal the start of funeral services for Carnell Snell Jr., the 18-year-old man shot dead by police last week, according to a spokesman for the church.

The service, which is open to the public, is expected to end at 1:45 p.m., followed by a burial at Inglewood Park Cemetery, said Michael Ellison-Lewis, First AME spokesman, to KPCC.

"We're expecting a very large crowd to attend the services today," he said. "Many of the members of the community will be in attendance to try and help the family have closure."

Many of the members of Snell's family are regular attendees of First AME, Ellison-Lewis added.

Snell's shooting occurred last week on a Saturday afternoon. Los Angeles police say they tried to pull over a car with paper license plates at about 1 p.m. After a short chase the driver and a passenger got out and fled. The passenger ran in back of a house, where he was shot. The driver escaped. The coroner's office confirmed Sunday that Snell was the man killed.

Snell's death sparked outrage in the community and protests against the LAPD once more details and video of the incident were later released.

Ellison-Lewis said the services at First AME will not be a place for judgement, but "to be a place of reason and a place of peace" for the community.