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Watch: Police Shoot and Kill Louisiana Man #AltonSterling Selling CDs In Front of Convenience Store

Recent Twitter video shows Baton Rouge police brutalizing, tackling, and then shooting a 37-year-old Black CD salesman during an arrest Tuesday morning outside a convenience store.

According to The Advocate, the CD salesman has been identified as Alton Sterling. At midnight Tuesday, Baton Rouge police responded to an anonymous tip claiming that Sterling was allegedly pointing a gun at someone in front of the Triple S Food Mart convenience store.

In the video obtained by Twitter user DJ Chris Major, two officers are wrestling with the Sterling in an attempt to make an arrest. They aggressively toss the man on the hood of a silver sedan and then flings the man to the pavement.

“He’s got a gun! Gun,” an officer can be heard yelling.

“You f—-g move, I swear to God,” says the same officer. Then there are multiple shots as the camera pans down.

Shop owner Abdullah Muflahi said that the officer claimed that Sterling was reaching for a gun but that was not the case.

“His hand was nowhere (near) his pocket,” Muflahi said.

After shooting Sterling, an officer reached into the CD salesman’s pocket and retrieved a handgun, the shop owner claims.

“[The officers] were really aggressive with him from the start,” Muflahi told The Advocate.

Sterling was pronounced dead when an East Baton Rouge EMS ambulance arrived at 12: 45 a.m.

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9 thoughts on “Watch: Police Shoot and Kill Louisiana Man #AltonSterling Selling CDs In Front of Convenience Store

  1. Devil, lives in America.!!!!!! One more life wasted.

  2. Devil, lives in America.!!!!!! One more life wasted.

  3. But their is no racsim In America I am still waiting for this to happen to a so called white person NOT!!

  4. Clev Jons says:

    Stop using twitter crap it will not play

  5. James Green says:

    Did you count the number of Point Blank gun shots to a man that they clearly had subdued, and laying on his back. Watch how they use the fact that he did have a gun in an OPEN CARRY STATE to justify their MURDERING of another BLACK MAN..When are we gonna get fed-up with this B.S.?

  6. Dennis Moore says:

    James, when?
    We are already fed up and have been fed up back to the '60's. Want to know why White people are so far ahead of everyone else in this country.
    This Gov't stole land from the Indians and gave it to who? White people (free of charge).
    This Gov't stole the Indians gold and gave it to who? White people.
    This Gov't allowed people to "legally" be enslaved for hundreds of years, and that benefitted who? White people.
    And now….. Who benefits from:
    Institutionalized Discrimination:
    You know the unjust and discriminatory mistreatment of an individual or group of individuals by organizations such as governments, corporations, financial institutions, public institutions, and other societal entities.
    Our government is still awarding (bid & no-bid) contracts annually in the $$Billions. TO WHO?
    WHITE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!! and then THEY take pride in how well they are doing in this country.
    Those are OUR tax dollars putting food on everybody's table but our own.

  7. Dennis Moore says:

    Want to know why White people are so far ahead of everyone else in this country.
    This Gov't stole land from the Indians and gave it to who? White people (free of charge).
    This Gov't stole the Indians gold and gave it to who? White people.
    This Gov't allowed people to "legally" be enslaved for hundreds of years, and that benefitted who? White people.
    And now….. Who benefits from:
    Institutionalized Discrimination:
    You know the unjust and discriminatory mistreatment of an individual or group of individuals by organizations such as governments, corporations, financial institutions, public institutions, and other societal entities.
    Our government is still awarding (bid & no-bid) contracts annually in the $$Billions. TO WHO?
    WHITE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!! and then THEY take pride in how well they are doing in this country.
    Those are OUR tax dollars putting food on everybody's table but our own.

  8. Sharon Wil says:

    2 police officers had the man on the ground and he was not threatening, tired of these police officers saying they fear for their life when the man was defenseless on the ground, they could have handcuff him, these are still forms of lynching black men had to go through from the time he was enslaved

  9. Eve Wit says:

    Glayzaden Young this thread is about murder… you sure you want to promote your business here? What are you selling coffins? You really are as cold as ice

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