G98.7FM Entertainment News
For those of you who were listening to Mark & Jem this morning, you’d hear us discussing the horrific shooting of yet another black man by the police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana! Yesterday evening a chilling cell phone video emerged of two Louisiana cops killing 37-year-old Alton Sertling for selling music outside a Baton Rouge convenience store after an anonymous caller claimed he had a gun.
The grim 48-second cell phone video of the killing outside Triple S Food Mart shows two police officers tackling a heavy-set man in a red shirt against the hood of a car before throwing him to the pavement. One of the officer shouted, “He’s got a gun,” while they pinned Sterling to the ground. “You f—–g move, I swear to God,” the other officer yelled, before they both draw their weapons.
The terrified bystander turns the camera phone away as five shots ring out two of which a coroner said struck Sterling in the chest and back.
The shooting has since sparked protests that continued past midnight outside the store where the incident happened and more than 100 demonstrators shouting “no justice, no peace” clogged the street, setting off fireworks and blocking an intersection to protest Sterling’s death.
You can watch the video here [WARNING: Explicit Content, Viewers Discretion is Advised]