THE NEXT FERGUSON? COPS SHOOT MAN DEAD – CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

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Alton Sterling, 37-years-old, was shot dead by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, early Tuesday morning.   The incident was captured on video by onlookers.

Although the cellphone video does not show what led to the confrontation between police and Sterling, the video does capture the shooting itself, and it has lit outrage in the community and on social media.

According to local news reports, Sterling was selling CDs outside the Triple S Food Mart.  Police arrived to the area after receiving a 9-1-1 call in which the caller claimed someone had been threatening him with a gun, authorities said.

Baton Rouge Police have released few details about the shooting, including whether Sterling was armed. But a witness told the local news station that Sterling did have a gun, but was not holding it or reaching for his pockets during the incident.

In the video, one officer screams before shooting Sterling, ‘he’s got a gun!’”  That is followed by, “You f*cking move, I swear to God!’   What the video does not show is what takes place on the ground behind the car which obstructs the view — Sterling’s hands cannot be seen.

The owner of the Triple S Food Mart, Abdullah Muflahi, told a local news outlet that Sterling was armed, but said he was not holding his gun or touching his pockets during the incident. The gun was later found in his pocket, Muflahi told the newspaper. Police have not confirmed his version of events.

You can watch the videos of the shooting, Muflahi talking about what he saw during the shooting, and protests outside the store where the shooting took place.  All videos below:

IN THIS VIDEO THE STORE OWNER EXPLAINS WHAT HAPPENED DURING SHOOTING:

IN THIS VIDEO THE STORE OWNER EXPLAINS WHY STERLING WAS CARRYING A GUN:

IN THIS VIDEO PROTESTS EMERGE OUTSIDE TRIPLE S FOOD MART







 

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