Chilling cell phone video surfaced Tuesday of two Louisiana cops killing a 37-year-old man selling music outside a Baton Rouge convenience store after an anonymous caller claimed he had a gun,” nydailynews.com reports. “The police gunfire sparked impassioned protests that continued past midnight outside the store — 24 hours after authorities shot Alton Sterling during a fatal 12:35 a.m. encounter. More than 100 demonstrators shouting ‘no justice, no peace’ clogged the street, setting off fireworks and blocking an intersection to protest Sterling’s death.”
In the video, you can clearly here an officer shout “gun” before opening fire. And a gun there was. The store owner watching the incident said he saw officers pull a gun from Sterling’s pocket after the shooting. He said Mr. Sterling purchased the firearm days earlier for protection after learning that other disc sellers in his area had been robbed.
There’s also this:
GotNews.com has obtained the police records of Alton Sterling and boy are they a doozy. Sterling, a Bloods gang banger and a registered Democrat, had quite the rap sheet before he was gunned down in an altercation with the police. The charges include battery, assault, drug and weapons charges, and being a dead beat dad. He was also a pedophile.
Anyway, there were security cameras at the scene (evidence seized by the police) and maybe bodycam footage. The BPD have promised a full, independent and transparent investigation. Here’s the raw video that made its way into the Internet: