Alton Sterling was standing outside the Trip S Food Mart selling CDs.
Someone placed a 911 call saying a black male in a red shirt had reportedly the caller with a gun.
The Baton Rouge Police Department sent uniformed officers to the scene. Those officers “made contact" with Sterling in the parking lot and an altercation ensued.
"Get on the ground, get on the ground."
The officers confront Alton Sterling; one officer tackles Sterling, throwing him on the hood of the car and onto the ground and then the second officer climbs on and helps hold him down.
One officer seems to shout:
"He's got a gun! Gun!"
And, while Alton Sterling is on the ground, being held down by a police officer, another officer pulls out his gun and holds it the back of Sterling’s head or neck.
More shouts; then two pops.
A video camera catches it all but then cuts away.
"Oh my God."
"They shot him?"
"They killed this boy."
Alton Sterling died at the scene died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and back.
The two officers have been placed on administration leave "per standard procedure."
An investigation was ongoing.
Isn’t it enough? Yet?