Homicide

The Latest: Friends, bystanders remember slain black man

  • In this Tuesday, July 5, 2016 photo made from video, Alton Sterling is held by two Baton Rouge police officers, with one holding a hand gun, outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La. Moments later, one of the officers shot and killed Sterling, a black man who had been selling CDs outside the store, while he was on the ground. (Arthur Reed via AP)

    In this Tuesday, July 5, 2016 photo made from video, Alton Sterling is held by two Baton Rouge police officers, with one holding a hand gun, outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La. Moments later, one of the officers shot and killed Sterling, a black man who had been selling CDs outside the store, while he was on the ground. (Arthur Reed via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Messages of condolence are written on a table at a makeshift memorial for Alton Sterling, outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, July 6, 2016.  Sterling was shot and killed by Baton Rouge police outside the store where he was selling CDs. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Messages of condolence are written on a table at a makeshift memorial for Alton Sterling, outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Sterling was shot and killed by Baton Rouge police outside the store where he was selling CDs. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nishka Johnson touches a makeshift memorial for Alton Sterling, outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, July 6, 2016.   Sterling was shot and killed by Baton Rouge police outside the store where he was selling CDs. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Nishka Johnson touches a makeshift memorial for Alton Sterling, outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Sterling was shot and killed by Baton Rouge police outside the store where he was selling CDs. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on the police shooting of a Baton Rouge man that sparked protests (all times local):

7:30 a.m.

Outside a Louisiana convenience store where a black Baton Rouge man was shot and killed by police, people have been paying their respects.

Authorities said 37-year-old Alton Sterling died Tuesday of multiple gunshot wounds after an altercation with police. His death and a subsequent video that purported to show the shooting sparked protests.

By dawn Wednesday, protesters and friends had created a makeshift memorial to Sterling on the white folding tables and fold out chair he had used to sell homemade music compilations on CD's.

Arthur Baines came by to pay his respects. He said Sterling didn't bother people and that he was just trying to make a living.

Mufleh Alatiyat, a 25-year old employee of the store, described Sterling as generous and said he often gave away CDs or petty cash or bought food or drink for people.

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2:30 a.m.

A Louisiana police officer shot and killed a man during a confrontation outside a Baton Rouge convenience store, authorities say, in a death that prompted a protest later in the day.

East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. William Clark says an autopsy shows 37-year-ol Alton Sterling died Tuesday of multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and back.

Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said officers responded to the store about 12:35 a.m. Tuesday after an anonymous caller indicated a man selling music CDs and wearing a red shirt threatened him with a gun.

McKneely says two officers responded and had some type of altercation with the man and one officer fatally shot the suspect. He says both officers have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard department policy.