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100 Protesters Throw Rocks, Eggs At LAPD Station Following Shooting

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Police say at least 100 protesters are throwing eggs, rocks and bottles at a police station in the Westlake neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles, following a bicycle officer's fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man. Lt. Andrew Neiman says no arrests have been made, but officers are trying to move the demonstrators away from the police station.

Police brass have promised a full investigation into the death of Manuel Jamines, an immigrant day laborer who was shot twice by a Rampart police officer on Sunday afternoon.

Chief Charlie Beck says several eyewitnesses indicate the officer who shot Jamines acted "in immediate defense of life." On Monday demonstrators pelted police with rocks and bottles and four protesters were arrested.

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