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Leaders appeal for calm after Connecticut officer kills teen

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Government and community leaders have appealed for calm before a planned protest of a Connecticut police officer's killing of a teenager.

Bridgeport officials and activists made the plea during a news conference Wednesday, a day after an officer opened fire on a reported stolen car that authorities said had struck an officer and other vehicles during a chase. The teenage driver was killed and a 21-year-old male passenger was wounded but survived.

Supporters of Black Lives Matter and other groups said there would be a protest at the shooting site Wednesday evening.

The names of the officer and teenager have not been released. Police Chief Armando Perez said the officer has been on the force for about a year.

State police are investigating the shooting.