Cops are trying to control a large group of demonstrators protesting the killing of an unarmed black man who was shot by police. The group could be heard shouting “black lives matter.”
The victim, Alfred Olango, was hit with a stun device and shot at the same time by area cops responding to a disturbance. Authorities said the man pulled an object from a pocket, pointed it and assumed a “shooting stance.” The “object” was later deemed not a weapon.
Protesters who gathered outside the suburban San Diego police station in El Cajon chanted “no killer cops” and “black lives matter.” Demonstrators who said they knew the man killed Tuesday identified him as Alfred Olango, a refugee from Uganda. Agnes Hassan, originally from Sudan, described Olango as well-educated but mentally ill. She said she spent time in a refugee camp with Olango and that both of them suffered getting to the United States. The man died after one El Cajon officer fired an electronic stun gun and another officer simultaneously fired his firearm several times, El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis told reporters at a news conference late Tuesday night. Davis did not describe the object, but acknowledged it was not a weapon. h/t abc
People who knew Olango said he had mental disabilities.