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New Video Shows Alton Sterling Was NOT Holding A Gun When Police Shot & Killed Him

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R.I.P.

***WARNING: Graphic Content Ahead***

This has got to stop.

On Tuesday, Alton Sterling was pinned down, shot, and killed by two officers from the Baton Rouge Police Department, after a 911 caller claimed a man matching Alton's description was threatening him with a gun while selling CDs.

When officers Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake arrived on the scene, they tackled him to the ground, which is when one of the cops yelled that the father-of-five had a gun.

Related: Alton's Son Breaks Down During Family Press Conference

While he was pinned down in the parking lot, Alton was repeatedly shot, and was tragically killed from his injuries.

In a press conference, the BRPD claimed that Mr. Sterling "was armed," and District Attorney Hillar C. Moore III said:

"The officers feel they were completely justified."

However, new video obtained by The Daily Beast captures more of the controversial killing, and seems to show that Alton was NOT holding a gun at the time he was gunned down.

The clip is incredibly graphic, but if you would like to watch it you can click here.

The video begins with Alton already pinned down by the officers, who can be heard yelling:

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