October 2016 Current Events: U.S. News Slideshow

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major U.S. news events of October 2016.

Fatal Police Shooting of Black Man in California
Image of police officers and neighbors around a makeshift memorial
On Oct. 1, 2016, in Los Angeles, California, an 18-year-old African-American man named Carnell Snell Jr. is fatally shot by police officers after fleeing a vehicle with a paper license plate. The community activists in the area ask the Los Angeles Police Department to complete a quick and transparent investigation into the shooting. In response, the LAPD announces that an investigation is underway to see if deadly force was necessary and the DA will look into possible criminal charges. According to ABC News, Carnell Snell Jr. is the third black man in five days to die after interacting with police in the southern California area.
Photo source: AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
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