Updated: Man shot by police was carrying cellphone, not ‘tool bar,’ when he was shot, department says

Updated: Man shot by police was carrying cellphone, not ‘tool bar,’ when he was shot, department says

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By Benjy Egel, Nashelly Chavez, and Anita Chabria | The Sacramento Bee

The 22-year-old black man fatally shot by Sacramento police in his own backyard Sunday night was carrying a cellphone, not a “tool bar,” when confronted by officers, the department clarified late Monday.

Stephon Clark was killed in the backyard of the south Sacramento home he shared with his grandmother, grandfather and some siblings, his 25-year-old brother Stevante Clark said Monday. The police department said officers were responding to a call of a person breaking car windows nearby. (FULL ARTICLE)

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