Police claim they were contacted about a man who was carrying a gun and selling CDs outside Triple S Food Mart. The owner of the store said two officers confronted Sterling and then one officer tasered Sterling, and the second officer tackled Sterling to the ground. Video shows the officers shooting Alton several times while they held him down on the ground. A DOJ civil rights investigation was initiated following his death.
Alton Sterling was 37 years old.
Video of Police Shooting: http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2016/07/07/alton-sterling-police-shooting-baton-rouge-orig-mss.cnn
2/13/16: Calvin Smith
Officers were responding to a report that someone was damaging property when Calvin jumped into a vehicle and drove off. He led police on a 2-mile chase before bailing out of the car allegedly with a rifle. Police claim he fired at officers, striking them before he was shot and killed.
Calvin was 22 years old.
6/20/15: Kevin Bajoie
Police responding to calls of two men fighting tased Bajoie after they allege he tried to attack them. Bajoie later died at a nearby hospital.
Kevin Bajoie was 31 years old.
7/28/13: Tyris Wilkerson
Police attempted to stop Wilkerson’s 1997 Mercury Mountaineer for an unspecified traffic violation, police said. Wilkerson refused to stop and drove through several neighborhoods as police pursued him. Two off-duty officers were trying to help other officers stop Wilkerson at South Eugene and Louisiana when Wilkerson sped straight at them. One of the officers fired multiple shots into the front windshield, striking Wilkerson in the head. Wilkerson died at the scene.
Tyris Wilkerson was 32 years old.
Video of Police Shooting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km6ZSPkPkA0