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In US Shocking video shows moment police shoot dead already 'captured' man

The man was shot multiple times in the chest and the back, the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office told WAFB-TV.

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Shocking video shows moment police shoot dead already 'captured' man.

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A footage that shows the moment a 37-year-old man in Louisiana, United States, Alton Sterling, was fatally shot by the police while on the ground, has surfaced.

Independent UK reports that Police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana capital, have been silent since  the man was shot dead on Tuesday morning during a confrontation with officers.

According to an eyewitness, the victim, who was selling CDs in front of the Triple S Food Mart, was armed, but did not attempt to reach for his weapon during the incident, describing the police officers as aggressive.

The man was shot multiple times in the chest and the back, the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office told WAFB-TV.

The owner of the foot mart was said to have told Baton Rouge Police that Sterling was not holding a gun but he saw the police officers pull out in from his pocket afterwards.

“They didn't have to shoot him,” Muflahi said. “They got a call saying that he had a gun. They could have handled it differently.”

 

The 48-second cell phone video, which was recorded by an eyewitness, shows Sterling being manhandled and later shot twice, and three more shots were heard afterwards.

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