New video emerges in the Alton Sterling shooting

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New Video Emerges in the Alton Sterling Shooting

Newly released cellphone video obtained by the "Daily Beast" captures the horrifying moments when Alton Sterling—a black man-- was shot and killed by two white police officers outside a Baton Rouge convenience store as he was pinned to the ground. The video appears not to support a claim that Sterling was holding a gun at the time of the incident.

According to the police department's Facebook page, 37-year-old Sterling was selling music outside of the convenience store and threatening a man with a gun.

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An anonymous call brought officers to the scene.

The food mart's owner says one officer tased Sterling twice, while another tackled him, before ending in shots.

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Stephanie McDee, who said she is a local blues singer, sings a song and protests at a makeshift memorial for Alton Sterling, outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Sterling was shot and killed by Baton Rouge police outside the store where he was selling CDs. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
People march outside the Triple S convenience store in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Alton Sterling was shot and killed outside the store where he was selling CDs Tuesday by Baton Rouge police. The U.S. Justice Department opened a civil rights investigation Wednesday into the videotaped police killing of Sterling. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Children hold signs reading "Black Lives Matter" outside the Triple S convenience store in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Alton Sterling was shot and killed outside the store where he was selling CDs Tuesday by Baton Rouge police. The U.S. Justice Department opened a civil rights investigation Wednesday into the videotaped police killing of Sterling. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
People protest after Alton Sterling, 37, was shot and killed during an altercation with two Baton Rouge police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. on July 5, 2016. REUTERS/Bryn Stole
People march outside the Triple S convenience store in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Alton Sterling was shot and killed outside the store where he was selling CDs Tuesday by Baton Rouge police. The U.S. Justice Department opened a civil rights investigation Wednesday into the videotaped police killing of Sterling. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Children hold signs reading "Black Lives Matter" outside the Triple S convenience store in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Alton Sterling was shot and killed outside the store Tuesday by Baton Rouge police, where he was selling CDs. The U.S. Justice Department opened a civil rights investigation Wednesday into the videotaped police killing of Sterling. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Arthur Baines signs "RIP Big Dogg" on a folding table that Alton Sterling used to sell homemade music CDs outside the convenience store, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. A Louisiana police officer shot and killed, Sterling, 37, a black man during a confrontation outside the store, authorities said, prompting hundreds to protest at the site where the man died. (AP Photo/Michael Kunzelman)
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Sterling died of multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and back.

Police at the scene were wearing body cameras but they purportedly fell off during the confrontation.

The food mart's owner says he didn't see a gun in Sterling's hand but did see police remove one out of the victim's pockets.

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The widely circulated video, sparking outrage and protests within the community. Many demanding answers for what they consider a baffling situation.

Both officers have been placed on administrative leave.

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