Family and Friends Gather To Lay Alton Sterling To Rest

Alton Sterling was laid to rest today at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The hearbreaking photos show friends and family morning the father of five, who was shot by a police officer in front of the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge on July 5th, leading the Department of Justice to open a civil rights investigation.

Joslyn Winkfield Jul, 15, 2016

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Alton's son Cameron is walked into the funeral of his father in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Mourners pay their respects as they attend the funeral of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Pallbearers carry the casket of Alton Sterling.

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Reverend Al Sharpton speaks at the funeral of Alton Sterling.

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Friends and family mourn and pay their respects at the funeral of Alton Sterling at Southern University.

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Friends and family mourn and pay their respects at the funeral of Alton Sterling at Southern University.

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Friends and family console an inmate from the Louisiana Department of Corrections at the funeral of Alton Sterling at Southern University.

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Friends and family mourn as they attend the funeral of Alton Sterling.

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Alton Sterling's casket is brought in into his funeral at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Alton's aunt Sandra Sterling grieves during the funeral of her nephew.

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A mourner raises her hand as she attends the funeral of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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