Celebrities weighed in on Twitter about the tragic incident as well.
May his name and his brutal last breath shake up and transform systems: #AltonSterling.— Be A King (@BerniceKing) July 6, 2016
The shooting of #AltonSterling in #BatonRouge is a legal lynching. Justice must prevail. #Outraged — Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) July 6, 2016What happens next? The two officers have been placed on administrative leave as the investigation continues. Alton Sterling was a father, a brother, a son, and most importantly a human being deserving of more respect than to be gunned down. UPDATE: According to the Associated Press, the Department of Justice will open a civil rights investigation into Sterling's death. Louisiana's governor, John Bel Edwards commented on the matter, calling the video that shows Sterling being shot "disturbing to say the least."