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People Have Already Raised Almost Half A Million Dollars For Alton Sterling's Family After He Was Shot & Killed By Police

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People are coming together in the wake of Alton Sterling's controversial killing to help his family.

On Tuesday, the 37-year-old was shot and killed in Baton Rouge after two police officers pinned him to the ground and fired multiple rounds at him, claiming he was armed.

Related: President Obama Speaks About Alton's Death

However, a second video showed that the Louisiana resident wasn't actually holding a gun when the cops shot him.

Alton's death is absolutely devastating, and is made even more heartbreaking knowing that five children are now left without a father.

The victim's oldest son, who is only 15 years old, broke down in tears during a family press conference in the wake of his dad's death.

But, the community is rallying together to support Alton's loved ones.

On Wednesday, writer and actress Issa Rae created a GoFundMe page to raise money directly for Mr. Sterling's family.

The 31-year-old, who stars in the YouTube web series Awkward Black Girl, created the profile to serve as a scholarship fund for his five kids, writing in the description:

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