Stephon Clark, shot 20 times by Sacramento police

Stephon Clark, an unarmed 22-year-old African-American man was shot 20 times by Sacramento police while in his grandmother's backyard. The Associated Press reported that Clark had two young sons.

Sacramento police spokesperson said officers believed Clark was holding a gun, but all they recovered at the scene was a cellphone. They also released video footage from the body cameras worn by the two officers who encountered Clark, as well as from the sheriff's helicopter, showing the shooting after a chaotic night pursuit.

A shaky body cam footage shows officers running up a dark driveway with flashlights. "Hey! Show me your hands! Stop! Stop!" an officer yells. As the officers run into a backyard, they turn a corner and spot Clark in the glare of their flashlights. The officers take temporary cover behind the corner and then confront the suspect once more. This time, an officer yells at Clark to show his hands, then begins shouting, "Gun, gun, gun!" Gunfire then erupts. A total of 20 shots were fired. A department statement said that "prior to the shooting, the involved officers saw the suspect facing them, advance forward with his arms extended, and holding an object in his hands. At the time of the shooting, the officers believed the suspect was pointing a firearm at them."

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