The officers were responding to a 911 call in which an anonymous caller said that Sterling had pointed a gun at him. According to the store owner, the officers who came to the scene initially used a Taser on Sterling, but he did not fall to the ground.

Salamoni and Lake have been placed on paid administrative leave. Local news channel WAFB reported that “body cameras worn by both officers fell off during the incident and do not show the shooting,” according to a state legislator who was briefed by police. There is also video footage, not yet released, from the convenience store and the police car’s dash camera.

The shooting sparked protests outside the convenience store on Tuesday evening, where people chanted “Black Lives Matter!” Protesters were outside Baton Rouge’s city hall Wednesday morning.

#AltonSterling began trending on Twitter Tuesday night, with prominent members of the black community expressing outrage over the incident.

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