Sacramento police fatally shoot unarmed man holding cellphone

Stephon Clark
Stephon Clark

source: CBS News
published: 21 March 2018

Relatives, activists and Sacramento officials are questioning why police shot at an unarmed black man 20 times, killing him, when he turned out to be holding only a cellphone in his grandparents’ backyard. Police in Sacramento released new video of the shooting.

Officers said they thought he had a gun, but he was holding a cell phone, CBS News’ John Blackstone reports.

Relatives have identified the man as Stephan Alonzo Clark, 22, according to The Sacramento Bee. His fiance, Salena Manni, the mother of his sons, ages 1 and 3, said his first name was Stephon.

“We’re mourning right now and so we need our time to mourn,” she said Wednesday as the family gathered in his grandparents’ home.

Police say the man was spotted breaking at least three vehicle windows Sunday night. Sheriff’s deputies in a helicopter say they saw him break a neighbor’s sliding glass door.

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