Outcry follows Baton Rouge shooting

NC_brshooting0706_1500x845Baton Rouge, La. (NBC News) — Baton Rouge is a city on edge, with tensions rising following a fatal police shooting caught cell phone video.

The video shows two police officers tackling 37-year-old Alton Sterling. Seconds later someone is heard saying “He’s got a gun”. Then police open fire.

The convenience store owner says Sterling hung out at the store selling CDs. He described him as confused during the incident.

“He didn’t know what was going on,” said Abdullah Muflahi. “I think if they took the time to tell him what was happening, what was going on, I think it would have ended up differently.”

The police officers are now on administrative leave and city officials are turning over the investigation to the U.S. Justice Department.

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