Police Shoot ‘Erratic’ Man in El Cajon Parking Lot

El Cajon police said they fired on a man described as "erratic" in the parking lot of a shopping center on Broadway on Sept. 27, 2016. The gunfire sparked uproar in the community in San Diego's East County, leading to protests in the streets of El Cajon.

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A rally in El Cajon on Oct. 1, 2016, in response to the police shooting of Alfred Olango.
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The scene of the officer-involved shooting in El Cajon on September 27, 2016. The man who was killed was Alfred Olango, a man friends describe as a refugee from Uganda.
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Personal photos of Alfred Olango, the man shot and killed by officers with the El Cajon Police Department on Sept. 27, 2016.
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Olango's sister at the scene of the officer-involved shooting in El Cajon on Sept. 27, 2016. His sister called police to report her brother was "not acting like himself" before he was shot and killed by officers.
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A witness recounts the shooting in El Cajon on Sept. 27, 2016.
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Emotions ran high at the scene of the police shooting on Sept. 27, 2016.
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The highly-publicized still image released by the El Cajon Police Department that captures the deadly encounter between officers and Olango. Police said Olango assumed a "shooting stance" after pulling some sort of vaping device out of the pocket of his pants. Protesters have demanded police release the full video from which this image was taken, saying this photograph only shows one side of the story.
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Police officers swarmed the Broadway Village Shopping Center in the 700 block of Broadway in El Cajon on Sept. 27, 2016.
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Police said officers fired on a man who was acting "erratically."
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The scene of the officer-involved shooting in El Cajon on Sept. 27, 2016.
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The hospital where Olango was taken after being shot and killed by police.
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Bystanders look on as police guard the scene of the officer-involved shooting in El Cajon on Sept. 27, 2016.
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A witness describing what he saw during the officer-involved shooting in El Cajon on Sept. 27, 2016.
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A personal photo of Olango, provided by the family's attorney.
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Debris at the scene of the officer-involved shooting in El Cajon on Sept. 27, 2016.
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The scene of the officer-involved shooting in El Cajon on Sept. 27, 2016.
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Crowds at the scene of the officer-involved shooting in El Cajon on Sept. 27, 2016 gather in prayer.
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Crowds at the scene of the officer-involved shooting in El Cajon on Sept. 27, 2016 gather in prayer.
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Despite nightfall, crowds remain at the scene of the shooting in El Cajon on Sept. 27, 2016.
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Protestors block an intersection in El Cajon Wednesday morning, hours after the deadly shooting of Alfred Olango.
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Mallory Webb of the NAACP's Youth & College Division talks about her fear of walking in public and her fear of violence directed at her loved ones during a rally on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.
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Protesters came face-to-face with deputies on Broadway in El Cajon Wednesday as they marched the streets.
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Protesters marched the streets of El Cajon on Wednesday, seeking justice for Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man shot to death by police officers.
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Protesters marched down Broadway to the parking lot of a taco shop in a shopping center -- the site where Alfred Olango was shot and killed by officers.
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Protesters made their way to a freeway underpass in El Cajon.
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Alfred Olango.
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A protester holds a "Black Lives Matter" at the location where a black man was shot and killed on Tuesday in El Cajon.
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Police in riot gear blocked the street as protesters marched down Ballantyne Street in El Cajon Wednesday night.
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Protesters marched down Ballentyne Street in El Cajon, blocking traffic in the southbound and northbound lanes.
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Protesters carrying signs reading "Black Lives Matter" chanting at the crowd during the protests in El Cajon Wednesday night.
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People headed southbound on Ballantyne Street toward Madison Avenue.
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Protesters chanted for police violence to stop as they marched down Ballantyne Street in El Cajon.
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Hundreds of people joined the protest Wednesday night in El Cajon.
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El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells talked about the police shooting of Alfred Olango at a news conference one day after the incident. Wells said the shooting broke his heart. He promised a thorough and transparent investigation by several agencies, including the FBI, into the police shooting.
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A memorial grows for Alfred Olango at the scene of where El Cajon police officers critically shot him.
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The memorial in El Cajon for Alfred Olango.
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Alfred Olango's mother, Pamela Benge, described her pain losing her son to the deadly police shooting at a news conference on Sept. 29, 2016.
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Rev. Shane Harris, president of the San Diego chapter of the National Action Network, is standing behind the Olango family, calling for action against the police shooting of Alfred Olango.
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The protest on Sept. 29 included between 50 and 75 demonstrators at Broadway and Mollison Avenue. Two people were arrested for unlawful assembly when the protest turned violent.
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Law enforcement deployed pepper spray balls into the crowd.
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The streets of El Cajon saw a third night of protests on Sept. 29, 2016 in response to the police shooting of Alfred Olango.
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Protests continued for a second day in El Cajon following the police shooting of Alfred Olango.
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Police in riot gear stand in the street as demonstrators continue to protest for a second day in El Cajon.
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Approximately 35 pastors of different races and denominations gathered in El Cajon on Sept. 30 to pray for peace, unity and truth in El Cajon as the community reels from the police shooting of Alfred Olango.
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Pastor Rolland Slade, of Meridian Baptist Church, prayed in El Cajon on Sept. 30.
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Another protester stares intently at his phone to watch the newly released police shooting video of Alfred Olango.
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A woman observing the newly released video of the police shooting with protesters in El Cajon says the police appear to have "stalked" Olango.
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A man wears a Black Lives Matter shirt as he watches the newly released video of the police shooting of Alfred Olango with other protesters.
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The community gathers around their phones to watch the newly released video that shows the moment police shot Alfred Olango.
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Protesters gather to watch the released Olango shooting video at the area where he was fatally shot by police in El Cajon.
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El Cajon Police address the shooting of Alfred Olango, as protesters watch on their phones.
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A rally in El Cajon on Oct. 1, 2016, in response to the police shooting of Alfred Olango.
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A rally in El Cajon on Oct. 1, 2016.
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A rally in El Cajon on Oct. 1, 2016.
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Some El Cajon businesses remained closed over the weekend in light of protests following the police shooting of Alfred Olango.
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Some El Cajon businesses remained closed over the weekend in light of protests following the police shooting of Alfred Olango.
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#NotOneMore, a banner held by protesters read as they marched the streets of El Cajon on Oct. 1, 2016.
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Protesters march from a vigil service on Main Street in El Cajon to the El Cajon Police Department headquarters on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016.
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A sign that reads "#NotOneMore" seen at a prayer vigil on Oct. 1, 2016 for Alfred Olango, the man shot and killed by El Cajon police on Sept. 27, 2016.
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A sign that reads "Unarmed Civilian" seen at a prayer vigil on Oct. 1, 2016 for Alfred Olango, the man shot and killed by El Cajon police on Sept. 27, 2016.
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A sign that reads "White Silence = Violence" seen at a prayer vigil on Oct. 1, 2016 for Alfred Olango, the man shot and killed by El Cajon police on Sept. 27, 2016.
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"What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!" chanted protesters as they marched for Alfred Olango in El Cajon on Oct. 1, 2016.
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Protesters march through the streets of El Cajon four days after Alfred Olango was shot and killed by El Cajon police on Sept. 27, 2016
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Police stand by as protesters march through El Cajon four days after Alfred Olango was shot and killed by El Cajon police on Sept. 27, 2016
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Protesters march through the streets of El Cajon four days after Alfred Olango was shot and killed by El Cajon police on Sept. 27, 2016
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Protesters marched from San Diego Police central headquarters to the San Diego Convention Center on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016.
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A group gathers in prayer with police officers before walking in the Black and Blue March from downtown police headquarters to the San Diego Convention Center on Oct. 1,2016
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Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Hall of Justice Saturday afternoon to protest Olango's shooting.
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Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Hall of Justice Saturday afternoon to protest Olango's shooting.
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Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Hall of Justice Saturday afternoon to protest Olango's shooting.
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Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Hall of Justice Saturday afternoon to protest Olango's shooting.
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Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Hall of Justice Saturday afternoon to protest Olango's shooting.
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Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Hall of Justice Saturday afternoon to protest Olango's shooting.
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