BATON ROUGE (CBSNewYork/AP) — The nephew of a Baton Rouge man shot and killed last week says he condemns the shooting deaths of three law enforcement officers.
Terrance Carter spoke to The Associated Press on Sunday by telephone from his work. He said the family just wants things to be peaceful and said his uncle, Alton Sterling, would not want this.
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating the video-recorded killing of the 37-year-old Sterling, a black man who police say had a gun as he wrestled with two white officers outside a Baton Rouge conveniencestore. He earned a living selling CDs outside the store.
Authorities said that three law enforcement officers were shot to death early Sunday. Three others were wounded. One suspect was also shot and killed, and authorities are still searching for two more.
It was not immediately clear why the officers were shot.
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