Surveillance at Triple S Food Mart where Alton Sterling was shot and killed by Baton Rouge police in July 2016 shows, for the first time publicly, the graphic altercation and aftermath of the highly publicized incident.

The footage shows an overhead angle of where Sterling was selling homemade CDs before he was approached by Baton Rouge officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II and killed by Salamoni.

The video was released Friday BRPD Chief Murphy Paul as the agency concluded its investigation into the shooting. Salamoni was terminated by the department and Lake was put on suspension.

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The surveillance footage was released along with chilling body cam footage and audio of the scene. 

Salamoni shot and killed Sterling, 37, on July 5, 2016, during the struggle outside the convenience store. Lake II helped wrestle Sterling to the ground, but didn’t fire his weapon.

Both Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and the U.S. Department of Justice have declined to charge the officers.

Two use-of-force experts hired by the Justice Department criticized the actions taken by Salamoni and Lake in the 2016 fatal shooting, though both concluded the shooting was justified under the circumstances.

Cellphone videos caught part of the confrontation, sparking days of protests throughout Baton Rouge.