(EL CAJON, Calif.) — Protesters gathered in El Cajon, California after police shot and killed an unidentified black man Tuesday afternoon.
Police said they received calls of a man “not acting like himself,” walking in traffic and endangering himself and motorists.
Two officers approached the man and instructed him to take his hand out of his pants pocket, police said. The man did not respond to the instructions and at one point “rapidly drew an object from his front pants pocket, placed both hands together and extended them rapidly toward the officer taking up what appeared to be a shooting stance,” police said.
At that point, one officer discharged a taser while the other officer shot the man several times with his firearm. The man was transported to a hospital where he later died.
A witness to the shooting provided police with cellphone video that police say supports their version of events. The video has not yet been released.
Dozens of protesters gathered at the scene of the shooting, according to KGTV, a local ABC affiliate.
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