Police Use Flash-Bang Explosives Against Protesters Over Gas Station Shooting
Cops fired flash-bang explosives at a crowd of protesters Saturday night in Lafayette, Louisiana … this after Trayford Pellerin died being shot 11 times at a gas station.
The protest / vigil took place at the Shell petrol station where the life of Trayford Pellerin, 31, came to an end. He allegedly held a knife as the cops followed him. Police said they attacked Pellerin, but he continued to walk towards the convenience store with a knife and when he approached the door they shot him.
What did the police not explain … why 11 shots? Could they have turned it off all at once so it couldn’t get into the convenience store? So far, the PD has not addressed this point.
About 150 people were at the station, when Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s deputies wearing riot gear formed a line to block protesters.
Protesters chanted, “Hands up, don’t shoot,” and at one point, MPs fired their flash-bang explosives at the crowd.
Several arrests were made. As for the deputies involved in the shooting … they were all put on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
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