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Man describes taking video of police shooting

1 year 2 weeks 6 days ago Wednesday, July 06 2016 Jul 6, 2016 July 06, 2016 11:50 AM July 06, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - The man who says he shot video of police fatally shooting a black man in Baton Rouge says he has been distributing the footage on social media as a service to the community.

Arthur Reed told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that he and a team from his company, Stop the Killing Inc., made the video early Tuesday of 37-year-old Alton Sterling's death. Reed says his company shoots documentary-style videos about killings in Baton Rouge.

Reed says that on the day of Sterling's death, two teams of people drove to the scene, outside a convenience store, after hearing about the incident on police radio.

Reed described the scene: "They were already messing with him, and it escalated. After the shots, we left."

The shooting and video have fueled anger and protests.

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