GRAPHIC: New cell phone video emerges in BRPD shooting

GRAPHIC RAW VIDEO: Cell phone video of Alton Sterling shooting (witness 2)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - WARNING: Some may find the cell phone video disturbing and graphic.

New cell phone video emerged Wednesday afternoon of the deadly police shooting of Alton Sterling.

The graphic video, which was shot from a much closer distance, shows two Baton Rouge police officers struggling with Sterling, 37.

At one point, one of the officers says he spots a gun on Sterling and warns the man not to move. That is followed by a series of gunshots.

After the gunfire stops, one of the officers reaches into Sterling's pocket and retrieves a gun.

The BRPD officers have since been identified as Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II.

Police said they received a call from an individual who claimed Sterling had threatened the caller with a gun while Sterling was selling CDs in the parking lot of the Triple S convenient store on N. Foster Dr. Two officers arrived and confronted him.

The store owner, who witnessed the shooting, said things quickly got out of control. One officer used a stun gun on Sterling, then the other officer tackled Sterling to the ground. According to the store owner, the officers shot Sterling four to six times shortly after he was tackled.

An autopsy conducted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office revealed Sterling died of multiple gunshot wounds to his back and chest.

Officials said both officers had on body cameras, but they fell off during the struggle and do not show the shooting. However, police are analyzing dash cam video and store surveillance video, which are believed to have captured the ordeal.


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