Police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were captured on tape fatally shooting 37-year-old Alton Sterling while responding to a report of a man threatening someone with a gun early Tuesday morning. The video, which was taken by bystanders on a cell phone, shows Sterling struggling with the two officers–whose names have yet to be released– who take him to the ground. As one officer pins one of the Sterling’s arms, a voice shouts, “He’s got a gun!”, then the other officer then says, “Hey, bro, you fucking move I swear to God,” and both officers appear to draw weapons. Then, about 4-6 shots can be heard being fired, killing Alton Sterling. [lead image via WAFB]
The Baton Rouge Police Department will be holding a press conference at 11 AM EST to discuss the shooting of Alton Sterling. You can find the live stream at the WAFB website.
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Baton Rouge Police Department Alton Sterling Press Conference Live Stream
You can find the live stream of the BRPD press conference at the WAFB website.
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