Police Fatally Shot An Unarmed Black Man After Mistaking His Cell Phone For A Weapon
Stephan Clark was holding only his cellphone when he was fatally shot Sunday night by two Sacramento police officers who fired at him 20 times, the department said Tuesday.
Department officials on Tuesday offered more details about what happened in the moments before Clark, 22, encountered officers in the backyard of the south Sacramento home where he was staying with his grandparents.
Clark’s family members, meanwhile, flooded his grandparents’ spacious, two-story stucco and brick house on Tuesday, demanding answers on what led up to the fatal shooting. His grandmother, Sequita Thompson, pointed from a living room window to the spot where Clark was found.
A few feet away in the dining room, the walls were covered with framed photos of family members, including Clark.