The story of Stephon Clark is a tragedy. Now we know more on the suffering he endured. The young father of two was unarmed when he was shot at by two Sacramento Police Department officers over twenty times. An independent autopsy shows that eight of those bullets hit Clark and that he didn't die immediately.
Dr. Bennet Omalu conducted the autopsy concluding six of the shots hit Clark in the back, one entered his side and one bullet struck him in the leg. Omalu said of his finding:
You could reasonably conclude that he received seven gunshot wounds from his back.
Death took three to 10 minutes. It was not an instantaneous death.
Stevante Clark, Stephon's brother, who, earlier in the week, led a protest interrupting a meeting of Sacramento's City Council in protest of his brother's death, wanted people to know who his brother was:
I want people to know all he cared about ― more than anything else in life ― was his children. His children meant most to him.
BREAKING: Autopsy shows that 22 year old Stephon Clark was shot at least 6 times IN THE BACK by the Sacramento Police.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) March 30, 2018
Of course people are outraged beyond belief.
And 12 other bullets went flying through the residential neighborhood, fortunately didn't kill or injure someone else. All of this investigating someone breaking windows. Why were they so amped up and ready to kill?— News Nerd Keith 🏍 (@2TwelveHundreds) March 30, 2018
IN THE BACK!!!!!!! And they waited 5 minutes before trying to help him, he died at 8 minutes— Jon the Alienist (@jamjr1968) March 30, 2018
Sometimes, when I think my heart can’t break anymore, it does and I feel like a shell of a human. May he Rest In Peace.— Michelle Bhasin (@michellebhasin) March 30, 2018
WTH Shoot to kill. Are we at war here?— Lila (@_1Lila_Blue) March 30, 2018
I have utmost respect for cops but this is ridiculous.
Why do some even join the force. Really. They’re supposed to protect us. Yet they act like chickensh*t. A damn cell phone! Police need retraining. Immediately.
People also wanted to remind everyone this exact thing is why Colin Kaepernick started the NFL protest.
Colin Kaepernick's outcry for much needed <reform>, within our Judicial System, regarding UNLAWFUL BRUTALITY of Law Enforcement...is confirmed once again, with the EXTREME KILLING of another young African American MALE, Stephon Clark!— WillJohnson (@PracticeWYP) March 30, 2018
RIP, My Brother...you will NOT be forgotten! pic.twitter.com/s2OuZIEXgb
On the heels of Stephon Clark’s death, Louisiana’s Attorney General confirmed there will be no charges filed against the officers responsible for Alton Sterling’s death. THIS is why we march! THIS is why Kaepernick was kneeling! #altonsterling #nojustice… https://t.co/OLS2kOzVfx pic.twitter.com/vMb0ns4vzE— UnapologeticallyDif (@UnapologeticD_) March 27, 2018
The people continue to march in Sacramento demanding justice.
H/T: Huffington Post