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US police guns down a Ugandan in San Diego


Alfred Olango

US police has killed a Ugandan in another Blackman shooting.

When Alfred Olango began acting erratically at a suburban San Diego strip mall on Tuesday, a woman claiming to be his sister — who said he was mentally ill — said she called the police for help.

But when El Cajon police officers arrived, one shot and killed Olango, Vox reports.

“I called for help,” she told officers, shrieking. “I didn’t call you guys to kill him.”

Police said that Olango, a 30-year-old black man, ignored orders to take his hands out of his pockets.

He then pulled an object from his pocket, aiming it at officers while taking what El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis described as a “shooting stance”: “At one point, the male rapidly drew an object from his front pants pocket, placed both hands together on it, and extended it rapidly towards the officer, taking what appeared to be a shooting stance, putting the object in the officer’s face.”

A second officer on the scene tried to use a Taser on Olango, but it was unclear if the stun gun actually hit him.

At the same time, the other officer — the one who had the object pointed at him — fired his gun.

Olango was then taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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