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Alton Sterling Biography

Angus Whyte Sun May, 2017
Alton Sterling

Facts of Alton Sterling

Date of Birth: 1979 , June-14
Date of Death: 2016 , July-7
Birth Nation: United States

Quick Timeline of Alton Sterling

1979 Alton Sterling
2016 Reasoning of Death
2017 United States Department
2016 Death of Alton Sterling

Detail Timeline of Alton Sterling

1979

Alton Sterling

Alton Sterling, a local from Louisiana, was born on June 14, 1979. He was usually called as the CD Man, was involved in criminal activities and became a target for police.

2016

Reasoning of Death

According to the store owner, Abdullah Muflahi, two days before the shoot, on July 7, 2016, Sterling was carrying a gun to defend a robbery taking place at a CD store.

2017

United States Department

On May 2, 2017, the United States Department of Justice opened the case connecting to July 7, 2016, and announced the department would not charge the officer involved in the shooting.

2016

Death of Alton Sterling

Being the suspect in a criminal activity and also charged with domestic violence, Sterling was trapped in a police firing and killed on on July 5, 2016, for not co-operating with police officers. 

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According to the store owner, Abdullah Muflahi, on July 7, 2016, Sterling was carrying a gun as a defensive purpose. The store owner also added, Sterling was not causing trouble and was co- operating with the officers.

On the other hand, the officers said, "they had to wrestle him to the ground to complete their duty," when one officer exclaimed, "that the black suspect was with a gun." another officer continued that he was just trying to took his gun, however, he felt the Sterling was trying to reach the weapon, and the police office has to shot him.

According to officers, Sterling had a 38-caliber revolver that fell out from his waistband after wrestling him to the ground. The officers faced trial on the shooting and were not found guilty, but the public was not happy and started protesting Sterling’s death.

On May 2, 2017, the United States Department of Justice opened the case connecting to July 7, 2016, and announced the department would not charge the officer involved in the shootout, resulting Alton Sterling was guilty.