Alton Sterling shooting: new footage shows deceased empty handed after being shot

Click to play video: 'Second video of Alton Sterling shooting emerges, shows he was still alive moments after shooting'
Second video of Alton Sterling shooting emerges, shows he was still alive moments after shooting
WARNING: The above video contains footage which may be disturbing to some viewers – Jul 6, 2016

A new video has emerged of the Alton Sterling shooting which appears to show there was no gun in the deceased man’s hands when police officers shot and killed him.

Police confronted Sterling early Tuesday morning after an anonymous tip which said he had threatened someone with a gun outside of a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Two white officers confronted and killed the black man, in a scene which was caught on camera. Sterling’s death has caused a national outcry with the U.S. Justice Department opening a civil rights investigation into the case.

READ MORE: Alton Sterling shooting by Baton Rouge police sparks outrage, U.S. Justice Dept. investigation

The camera in the initial video turned away just as the officers appeared to open fire on the suspect.

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The new video, which has been posted by the Daily Beast, appears to show Sterling being pinned down by officers who then open fire on the 37-year-old.

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The camera turns away as the shots are fired and as it returns, the video shows Brown still alive and waving an arm in the air. One of the officers then reaches into his pocket and retrieves an item.

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At a press conference Wednesday, authorities would not say whether one or both officers fired their weapons, or how many times.

WATCH: The officers involved in the Alton Sterling shooting have been identified. Officers Howie Lake II and Blane Salamoni are both 28-years-old with seven years on the force between them.  Both work uniform patrol. Andre Moreau reports.
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Officers involved in Alton Sterling shooting identified

The officers, identified by the chief as Blane Salamoni, a four-year member of the department, and Howie Lake II, who has been on the force for three years, were placed on administrative leave, standard department procedure.

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With files from Associated Press

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