Two police officers are under heat after 37 year-old Alton Sterling was shot and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His 15 year-old son witnessed the shooting, which was caught by cellphone video.
According to reports, Sterling was selling CDs outside a storefront where he had set up shop for years with the permission of the store's owner. The police responded to a disturbance call. Moments later, Sterling was brought to the ground and gun shots were fired.
An emotional press conference took place in which the mother of Sterling's son spoke out. She said, "He [Cameron Sterling] had to watch this, as this was put all over the outlets," Quinyetta McMillan told reporters. "As a mother, I have now been forced to raise a son who is going to remember what happened to his father."
She added, "The individuals involved in his murder took away a man with children who depended upon their daddy on a daily basis. He "simply tried to earn a living to take care of his children."
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the Louisiana U.S. Attorney's office and the FBI will assist with the investigation and the state police will assist as necessary.