Sunday night, 23-year-old Stephon Alonzo ‘Zoe’ Clark was shot and killed by Sacramento police officers in his own backyard after they misidentified his cellphone as a firearm.
A video of the incident has been released, which shows the cops firing over 20 times into Clark, who lived with his grandparents.
The Sacramento police officers had reportedly been chasing Clark through the neighborhood after he was allegedly observed breaking car windows and shattering a sliding door at an occupied home. During the chase, Clark jumped a neighbor’s fence to get into his family’s backyard.
The Daily Mail reports the following:
“Police have released shocking video that shows the moment cops shot dead an unarmed father-of-two in his own back yard.
Officers fired 20 times at Stephon Alonzo ‘Zoe’ Clark, after chasing him through the streets at night, into the backyard of his grandparents’ house, where he’d been staying. Clark, 23, died at the scene.
Police bodycam footage captured the moment that officers turned round the corner of a house, where they came across Clark.
Backing up, behind the corner, one of the cops was heard shouting ‘Gun! Gun! Gun!’ and shouted once ‘Show me your hands’, before his partner yelled: ‘Get ’em, get ’em get ’em.’
Almost immediately, they both opened fire, reigning down a hail of 20 bullets in a matter of seconds.
As Clark lay dying on the ground, the officers yelled at him to ‘show me your hands!'”