2nd Video of Alton Sterling's Death in Police Shooting Emerges

The video was taken by the owner of the store where Sterling was shot
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 6, 2016 6:58 PM CDT
2nd Video of Alton Sterling's Death in Police Shooting Emerges
Still from new video showing Alton Sterling being shot by two white police officers in Louisiana.   (PBS)

A second bystander's video has emerged showing two white police officers involved in the shooting death of a black man outside of a Louisiana convenience store, the AP reports. The owner of the Baton Rouge store, Abdullah Muflahi, says he shot the cellphone video and released it to the media Wednesday night. It shows the shooting of Alton Sterling from a slightly different angle than another video that was taken by a community activist and widely circulated on the internet. PBS has a copy of the new video, which contains graphic footage. Sterling was selling CDs outside the shop with the permission of Muflahi at the time of the shooting.

Muflahi's video shows the officers on top of Sterling and the shots being fired. The camera moves away at one point and when it returns, Sterling can be seen lying on the ground with what appears to be blood on his chest. One officer is lying on the ground on his side with his weapon pointed toward Sterling, who appears to still be alive as his arm moves up to his chest. A voice can be heard saying "Shots fired! Shots fired!" The video then shows a second officer reaching into Sterling's pocket and pulling out an object. It's not clear from the murky video what it is, but the store owner says it was Sterling's gun. Federal authorities are investigating the shooting. (More Alton Sterling stories.)

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