The Latest: Protest after black man shot dead by police

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Posted: Sep 28, 2016 2:20 PM
The Latest: Protest after black man shot dead by police

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a black man by police in a San Diego suburb (all times local):

10:45 a.m.

Dozens of people have peacefully protested the fatal shooting of a black man by police in a San Diego suburb.

Demonstrators gathered outside the El Cajon police headquarters Wednesday, chanting "no killer cops" and "black lives matter."

The shooting happened Tuesday in a strip mall when officers responded to calls about a man acting erratically.

Police say he ignored commands and pulled an object from a pocket and pointed it in a "shooting stance."

Officers simultaneously fired a stun gun and a firearm.

Speakers at the demonstration included pastors who said they had spoken to the man's relatives.

The Rev. Shane Harris of the civil rights group National Action Network said that the man's sister had called 911 and reported that her brother was acting out but made it clear he had mental health issues.