Alton Sterling (July 5, 2016)
The parking lot of the Triple S
Food Mart in Baton Rouge: Sterling is selling
CDs & DVDs (he was known locally as
“CD Man”). The grainy but telling
cellphone video of the shooting, posted
online by a witness, shows officers
tackling Sterling onto a car’s hood
& rolling him to the pavement, where
they pin him beneath the car’s front bumper.
Two gun shots, & the bystander drops his cell,
panning his car’s the zebra skin seats. Three more
shots fired. The officers’ body cameras “fell
off” during the incident, but “the officers feel they
were completely justified,” according to the DA.