Fatal Police Shooting Of A Black Man Sparks Protests In Louisiana
The Baton Rouge Police Department says an altercation occurred with 37-year-old Alton Sterling outside a convenience store early Tuesday morning.By Matt Moreno | July 6, 2016
An officer-involved shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, early Tuesday has sparked outrage and protests in the area.
The Baton Rouge Police Department says two officers encountered 37-year-old Alton Sterling outside a convenience store around 12:35 Tuesday morning. An altercation occurred, and Sterling was fatally shot in the chest and back.
"It could've been handled differently. On both sides, it could've been handled differently," a witness told WAFB.