Police shot and killed an unarmed black man Tuesday afternoon in a suburb of San Diego.
The victim, identified by family as Alfred Olango, 30, was reportedly walking in traffic and "not acting like himself," around 2 p.m., El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis said.
Olango's friends said he was mentally ill.
At one point, he pointed at police with both hands in a "shooting stance," police said. One officer discharged a stun gun, and another shot with a handgun, killing Olango.
The investigation just started, but based on the video voluntarily provided by a witness, the subject did NOT have his hands up in the air— El Cajon Police (@elcajonpolice) September 28, 2016
Witness and police accounts of the scene vary wildly.
While police denied Olango had his hands up, some witnesses said he did. Others said they heard at least five shots fired.
Rumbidizai Mumbaiwa, who identified herself as Olango's friend, said he was mentally handicapped.
El Cajon police do not have body cameras, though they have ordered them, The San Diego Union Tribune reports.
Protests broke out shortly after the shooting and continued until almost midnight.
Olango's sister posted a Facebook Live feed of the scene.
I don't think it takes five times to shoot somebody and take him down. I don't think you're supposed to be shooting a mentally challenged person.
Davis said videos of the incident would not be released until a local district attorney had looked at the evidence.
"Now is the time for calm... Now is the time for the community to work with us," he said.
WATCH | Here's a look at the scene and subsequent protest.