Baton Rouge. Alton Sterling Shot Dead: On July 5th Another black civilian is shot dead by the police, this time in Louisiana. Footage had emerged of two policeman pinning the suspect down and then shooting him several times in the chest at close range. They shout verbal warnings to him and say that he has a gun before shooting him. The store owner makes a statement to the media that the suspect had a gun on him but it was removed from his pocket by police after the suspect had been shot dead. Sterling had a long list of crimes against his name, mostly robbery and narcotics but also including a sex offence with a minor.