Alton Sterling, 37, of Baton Rouge was shot and killed by police while selling music outside of a convenience store early Tuesday (July 6) morning. According to several reports, police responded to an anonymous caller claiming that the shooting victim was armed.
A video captured the short moments before Sterling was shot, which shows an officer tackling him to the hood of a car and later slammed him on the pavement. After pinning Sterling to the ground one of the officers held a gun close to the man's body, and the officer's partner can be heard yelling, "He's got a gun!" Moments later, Sterling was fatally shot and the video quickly cuts away.
Check out the very shocking footage below.
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