The cellphone videos of the July 5 confrontation that left Alton Sterling dead in the Triple S Food Mart parking lot are graphic, showing a Baton Rouge policeman kneeling on top of him open fire from point-blank range.
The clips, caught on two different phones by witnesses to Sterling's death and which run 48 and 35 seconds long, sparked several nights of protests in Baton Rouge and across the country, prompting a federal investigation into the shooting and placing the Baton Rouge Police Department under international scrutiny.
The two publicly released videos — one taken by an unidentified woman in a car outside the store, the other by Triple S owner Abdullah Muflahi — captured the officers ordering Sterling to the ground, then tasing him and wrestling him onto his back. One of the officers yelled "Gun!" and ordered Sterling not to move before Officer Blane Salamoni — identified by a source with knowledge of the incident as the shooter — fired from point-blank range.
Neither video shows the events leading up to the officers’ takedown of Sterling.
The shooting was also captured by the store's surveillance system, which was seized by police and has not yet been publicly released. Both officers were also wearing body cameras, though police officials said the cameras fell off during the encounter.
Warning: Both videos contain graphic footage of the shooting. (Can't see the first video? Click here.)
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