Graphic Video Shows Baton Rouge Police Killing of Alton Sterling
Sick of this.
Warning. Graphic video footage shows Baton Rouge police officers shooting and killing a man outside of a convenience store According to the Parish Coroners Office, Alton Sterling was hit multiple times in the chest and back.
Sources state authorities approached Alton Sterling, 37, for selling CDs but it is still under investigation.
According to police, two uniformed officers responded to a disturbance call from someone claiming Sterling was threatening him with a gun. When officers approached Sterling outside the Triple S Food Mart around 12:30 am, they found him selling CDs. Officers say that an altercation happened between them and Sterling, however graphic video captured by onlookers seems to tell a slightly different story. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In the video, you can hear the police yelling “He’s got a gun!” before shooting him at close range.
Police Chief Dabadie reportedly said that body cameras worn by both officers fell off during the incident and do not show the shooting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The store owner witnessed the incident.
Abdul Muflahi, who owns the store and knew Sterling, said he saw the shooting happen. He claims two officers confronted Sterling shortly after arriving.
According to Muflahi, one officer tased Sterling and the second officer tackled Sterling to the ground. He said while Sterling was on the ground, Sterling struggled with the officer who had tackled him and was trying to get the officer “off the top of him.
Then, Muflahi said, the first officer, who had earlier fired his taser, pulled his gun and shot Sterling while he was on the ground. WAFB⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Alton Sterling, a father of five, is known to sell CDs outside of this store for years.
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