Alton Sterling was shot and killed by the Baton Rogue police after being hit in the chest and back. Officials are still trying to figure out what prompted the killing. Police reportedly responded to a call from someone saying they were being threatened by a man with a gun.

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The two uniformed officers who responded to the call have been placed on administrative leave. Cpl. McKneely says,

“We have video from the store, we’re going to get with the store owners, get their video. We have dash cam, I believe the officer had a body camera. I’m not 100 percent sure.”

State Rep. Denise Marcelle says the officers body cameras fell off during the shooting so they don’t really show much. However, there is footage from the dashboard. Abdul Muflahi a store owner says he saw the whole thing. He says one officer came and based Sterling. Sterling ended up being detained on the ground. He tried to get the officers off of him. He then goes on to say the officer who tazed sterling pulled out his gun and shot him. Muflahi says,

“God bless his soul. It could’ve, it could have, it could have been handled differently. Much differently. On both sides it could have been handled differently,”

Police have not yet said whether or not Sterling had a gun himself. McKneely says,

“It’s an ongoing investigation. We are going to interview the officers and get as much information as we need to do a thorough investigation. We’re going to be clear, precise and sure the community knows what transpired here at this location.”

Mignon Chambers, the victims sister says she is waiting for police to do more. She says,

“I really wanna know more about what happened, about the whole situation, because my brother didn’t deserve it. He didn’t deserve it at all,”

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