WATCH: Video Shows Eyewitness Account of Alton Sterling Shooting

An eyewitness account has emerged on video (watch above) in the Baton Rouge police shooting of 37-year-old CD seller Alton Sterling. The man who says he witnessed the shooting, store owner Abdullah Muflahi, also says he doesn’t think police needed to shoot Sterling.

Alton Sterling (Facebook)

Alton Sterling (Facebook)

The video comes on the heels of a citizen video showing the actual shooting by police (warning: graphic content).

In the eyewitness video, Muflahi says that he saw the police trying to get Sterling on top of a car. He said the police slammed Sterling on top of a car, and then tasered him. At that point, other cops ran and tackled him, the eyewitness said. Then, they were on the ground, with Sterling on his back. Sterling was still able to move.

“I did not see him” reach for his gun, Muflahi said. His hand was on his side “with no gun in his hand,” said the eyewitness, in the video. He said the cop “went inside his (Sterling’s) pocket and pulled” a gun out. “From what I saw, they didn’t have to shoot him,” the witness said.

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Alton Sterling. (Twitter)

According to the Baton Rouge Advocate, the Baton Rouge police officer shot and killed Sterling on Tuesday outside a convenience store. Officials said there was “some type of altercation” with the officers, the news site reported. Sterling was a registered sex offender. Read more about his life here.

Sterling was shot in front of the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, said BNO News.

11 Comments

11 Comments

Mike

If he was such a nice, good law abiding citizen why did he resist arrest. You let the police finish there investigation and if they wanna talk to you there should be no problem if you are innocent. Any one who resists or fights with the police when they are responding to a call is asking for an issue. These thing are gonna keep happenning if people keep resisting and fighting the police. Wa wa!

Anonymous

How much resisting does one need to do to not get shot?

Anonymous

So if it was your intoxicated, depressed or angry son, dad, child or brother you would be okay with either one of them get killed for resisting arrest??? What an idiot.

Black KKK

its in there sick mutant dna to murder us and brown people these white devils have been doing this for thousands of years there nothing but a bunch of deranged mutant inbreed neandrethals!!!!

J!gaBoo

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Anonymous

He was a pedo!! and had a gun!! Black, White, Yellow, Brown or green does not matter, pull your heads out of your asses and get real! Always play the race card, Dishonors honest people that are truly discriminated against. Has everyone forgot the protests and support for OJ and the Race issue with that case, only to let a Criminal back onto the streets. This crying because you’re black and have to deal with police…… SOME SERIOUS WORDS FOR YOU…. Try being law abiding citizens and contribute something to society rather then moaning when you get caught for a crime you DID COMMIT. The society you say that you cannot be a part of has been built by great men of every race. GET A HEALTHY ROLE MODEL and stop acting like the narrow minded KKK.

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