New York, July 6 (ANI
): The police have confirmed that a black man was shot and killed following a confrontation with officers outside a Baton Rouge convenience store.
According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the deadly encounter took place early Tuesday when officers responded to the scene receiving a disturbance call from an individual who said of being threatened by a man with a gun, reports abc News. Police
have so far confirmed that the incident resulted in shots being fired and 37-year-old Baton Rouge resident Alton Sterling dying at the scene.
As the per the department's standard procedure, two officers have been placed on administrative leave while the incident is being investigated.
An autopsy showed Sterling, died on Tuesday of multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and back, said East Baton Rouge parish coroner Dr. William Clark.
Last night protesters took to the streets of Baton Rouge chanting "Black Lives Matter" and "No justice, no peace" and blocked street traffic.
The protesters said they would hold a rally outside city hall on Wednesday. (ANI