Man describes taking video of police shooting
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.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Amendments suggested to Ascension Parish moratorium
Residents in Morning Glen contemplate next steps fearing another flood
Massive inferno at Hola Nola Foods facility likely sparked by electrical issue
INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Employees fear 19 reports filed about broken prison cells fell...
Amazon investing $200M into new facility at former Cortana Mall site