Police in El Cajon, California, fatally shot 30-year-old black man Alfred Olango who some witnesses said was unarmed, had mental disabilities, and had his hands up in the air, NBC 7 San Diego reported on Tuesday evening, spurring protests even as authorities disputed the circumstances of the shooting.
Authorities say officers responded to reports of an “erratic subject” who refused to comply with orders at a public shopping center in the city. At least one officer subsequently opened fire. There were also reports that 911 was called because Olango was having a seizure.
As sizable protests formed at the scene, they were met with an equipped police presence.