Louisiana Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Alton Sterling Fired from Department

Video shows the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling during a confrontation with police officers outside the store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. / ABC News

Officer Blane Salamoni, who shot Alton Sterling, has been fired from the police department, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul announced Friday.

Paul said he came to his decision “based on the actions of the officers” in the incident.

“These actions were not minor deviations from policy, as they contributed to the outcome to the death of another human being,” he said.

Salamoni had been on administrative leave before the decision was made, Paul said. His last day as a Baton Rouge police officer was today.

The other officer involved in the shooting — Howie Lake II — will be suspended without pay for three days, Paul said.

The police department also released body camera and surveillance footage from the shooting.

Body camera footage shows an officer approaching Sterling.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Julia Jacobo