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No charges for cops in shooting death of Alton Sterling, report says

People gather in protest outside of the Triple S Food Mart on N. Foster at Fairfields Avenue, after the officer-involved fatal shooting of Alton Sterling on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. An autopsy shows Sterling, 37, of Baton Rouge, died Tuesday of multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and back, said East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. William Clark. Officers responded to the store about 12:35 a.m. Tuesday after an anonymous caller indicated a man selling music CDs and wearing a red shirt threatened him with a gun, said Cpl. L'Jean McKneely. (Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate via AP)
People gather in protest outside of the Triple S Food Mart on N. Foster at Fairfields Avenue, after the officer-involved fatal shooting of Alton Sterling on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La. An autopsy shows Sterling, 37, of Baton Rouge, died Tuesday of multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and back, said East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. William Clark. Officers responded to the store about 12:35 a.m. Tuesday after an anonymous caller indicated a man selling music CDs and wearing a red shirt threatened him with a gun, said Cpl. L'Jean McKneely. (Hilary Scheinuk/The Advocate via AP) AP

The Justice Department will not bring charges against Baton Rouge police officers involved in the shooting death of Alton Sterling, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Four people close to the case told the Washington Post the Justice Department will reveal it has closed the probe in the next 24 hours.

Sterling’s death, which was videotaped and went viral on social media, prompted racial unrest across the city.

Sterling was killed July 5, 2016.

Sun Herald will update this story as more information becomes available.

Justin Mitchell: 228-604-0705, @JustinMitchell_

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