Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley)
Hayley Williams (Paramore)
?According to CNN, the president of the Baton Rouge NAACP branch called for the city's police chief and chief executive to resign in light of Tuesday's shooting death of Sterling, a black man who was seen in a video being pinned to the ground and shot after he allegedly got into an altercation with the officers. Police said they arrived on the scene early Tuesday, responding to an anonymous 911 call about a man threatening him with a gun; a preliminary autopsy found that Sterling died as a result of "multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and back."
Sterling was known in the area as the "CD man," someone his attorney said was a beloved, gentle member of the community known for selling songs and DVDs outside of the store where he was shot. The store's owner told WAFB TV that the first officer used a stun gun on Sterling and a second one tackled him, with Sterling fighting to get the second officer off him as the first one shot four to six times. The owner said he didn't see a gun in Sterling's hand when one of the officers yelled "he's got a gun," but that he did see officers remove a weapon from Sterling's pocked after the shooting.
Following protest over the killing on Tuesday, more demonstrations are expected on Wednesday (July 6). The two officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave and have not yet been identified publicly. The Associated Press reported that that officials and family members have called for a federal investigation into Sterling's death, saying they don't trust local law enforcement to handle the probe. "It's a horrible thing, it's a horrible thing to happened to him... he didn't deserve that," said Sterling's aunt, Sandra Sterling.
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