LSU running back Leonard Fournette showed an outward sign of support for Alton Sterling on Thursday afternoon, tweeting out a photo of himself wearing a white t-shirt with a blown-up image of Sterling on the front.
Alton sterling.... pic.twitter.com/mkkPnkFvT9— 7? (@_fournette) July 7, 2016
Sterling, a black man, was fatally shot by a white police officer in a Baton Rouge convenience store parking lot Tuesday after officers reportedly responded to a disturbance call. His death has rocked the area, but it is eerily reminiscent of similar deadly shootings that have sparked activism and protests across the country.
MORE COVERAGE OF ALTON STERLING SHOOTING
- What we know so far about origin of 2 videos showing fatal shooting of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge police
- Gov. John Bel Edwards to take part in prayer vigil for Alton Sterling tonight
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- Report: Alton Sterling’s aunt says second video shattered hopes he died instantly, peacefully: ‘It killed me inside’