Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old Baton Rouge, Louisiana, man pictured here, was fatally shot by police during an incident outside a convenience store early Tuesday morning. Video of the shooting was recorded on a cell phone camera by a witness. The video, which shows part of the incident, has trended worldwide and sparked protests in Baton Rouge and anger on social media. Two officers, who have not been identified, have been placed on paid administrative leave as an investigation into the shooting is conducted, the Baton Rouge Police Department said. Sterling was pronounced dead at the scene after he was shot multiple times in the chest and back. Click through the gallery to see more photos of Sterling and to read about the incident. (Facebook)
Alton Sterling, 37, was fatally shot by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. See photos of him here.