About 200 people demonstrated in Sacramento on Saturday to protest the fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark, in the latest of almost two weeks of rallies since the unarmed black man was gunned down in his grandmother's yard.
Two police vehicles were captured on video being slowly driven through the crowd.
As the deputy yelled for people to get away by the vehicle, saying, "Get away from my auto, dude".
Hundreds of people attended the funeral of an unarmed African-American who was shot dead by police in the courtyard of his grandparents house, after several days of protests against police violence.
- A police vehicle struck a 61-year-old woman Saturday night in Sacramento as it drove away from protestors demonstrating against the police killing of Stephon Clark.
Cleveland spoke with a Bee reporter from the hospital and said she believes it was a hit-and-run. The autopsy confirmed he'd been shot eight times (mostly in the back) in his grandmother's backyard, with the officers reportedly perceiving Clark's cell phone as a gun. Observers say the deputy struck the woman at a high rate speed of speed, while authorities say the vehicle was moving slowly and the deputy was responding to a risky situation created by some of the demonstrators. In a statement early Sunday, the department said "the collision occurred while the patrol vehicle was travelling at slow speeds", adding that the woman suffered minor injuries.
"Vandals in the crowd" damaged the patrol auto, which "sustained scratches, dents, and a shattered rear window", the Sheriff's Department said. Many people held candles or signs that read "Justice For Stephon Zoe' Clark".
The rally was organized by former National Basketball Association player and Sacramento native Matt Barnes, who says the fight for justice for Clark is about "more than just color".
More than 80 police and California Highway Patrol officers in riot gear blocked protesters from marching onto a highway.
The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department deputy was on his way to drop off evidence with another officer Saturday night when the two encountered an anti-police brutality demonstration that had spilled onto the roadway, according to Sheriff Scott Jones.
Police said they thought he had a gun but only a cellphone was found nearby after the shooting.
"Outside autopsy released and the first shot was in his left side WHICH MEANS HE WAS GOING INTO HIS HOUSE AND NOT CHARGING OFFICERS", the group said in a Facebook post.
Police video does not clearly capture all that happened after Clark ran into his grandmother's back yard.
According to CNN, authorities and demonstrators began to clash as an SUV driven by a Sacramento County sheriff's deputy moved its way through the crowded street.