There is serious outrage on Social Media after a video which just emerged shows how a Louisiana police officer shot and killed a man following a confrontation outside a Baton Rouge convenience store. Two officers had arrived at the store about 12:35 a.m. on Tuesday after an anonymous caller indicated a man selling music CDs and wearing a red shirt allegedly threatened him with a gun.
They responded to the scene outside the Triple S Food Mart and had an altercation with Alton before one officer fatally shot him.
According to the store owner, Abdul Muflahi, the first officer used a Taser on Sterling while the second officer brutally tackled him. As Sterling struggled a little to get the officer off him, there was a flash from the first officer’s weapon, accompanied by the sound of shots as Alton was shot to death.
The store owner said Sterling did not have a gun in his hand at the time but he later saw officers remove a gun from Sterling’s pocket after the shooting.
An autopsy performed on Alton Sterling shows he died due to multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and back and both officers have now been placed on administrative leave, which is standard police department policy.
A crowd of people are protesting the shooting at the store where it took place and celebrities on Social Media are also reacting angrily to the loss of another black man’s life at the hands of a cop.
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