Video shows US police shooting dead, Alton Sterling in Louisiana.
A gruesome video has emerged showing the moment a Louisiana police officer shot and killed a man following an altercation 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.
Watch the graphic shooting below:
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All we gone do is repost it & type "SMH" over & over again huh ?? Then we gone put #JusticeForAltonSterling & #BlackLivesMatter hashtags on Instagram & pretend that's us taking action huh ??? What happened to the generation of people who stood together, held hands & took to the streets peacefully or violently if it had to come to that & wouldn't move or be detoured from that stance until real results were handed over to us ?!?!? Huh ??? WTF is wrong with us these days that we will sit here & watch a video of yet another innocent man shot & killed in cold blood by police officers in this country ?!?!? WTF is wrong with ME, YOU & everyone else who will watch the video & read this caption & DO NOTHING until it happens again… Then what we gone do ?? The same shit we been doing… Hashtag #JUSTICEFOR[insert name here__________] & #BLACKLIVESMATTER when it really seems that they don't at all… & if #BLACKLIVES don't even matter to #BLACKPEOPLE why the fuck would they matter to anyone else ?!?!?!? What on earth is wrong with US ?!?!?!? But lemme stop so we can get back to turning up, dab'n & hittin "them folks" while this man lay dead in a county morgue for selling some fucking CD's & asking what he was being detained for ?!!?!?!?!? NAW, fuck this……. WE AINT HAVIN THIS SHIT NO MORE !!!!!!!!!!! #THETIMETOFIGHTBACKISNOW !!!!! #MartinLutherKing got shot on a fuckin balcony because he wasn't scared to stand up for our parents, grandparents & US…. The reason our black asses can even do 1/2 the shit we do is because that man sacrificed his life along with many others so we could….. & we ain't even got enough heart to stand together as a RACE & pay them back !!!! #IMNOTSCARED #FAKECARINGASSGENERATION #WHOELSEOUTTHEREGONEFAKECARE ??? #WEAINTGONEDOSHITBUTREPOSTANDHASHTAG #SCARYASSRACE #AMERICAREMOVED