PROTESTERS have taken to the streets after police officers opened fire on a man and a woman in their car as they sang love songs to each other.
CCTV footage has emerged showing a cop car pulling up behind the couple before one of the officers gets out and begins shooting.
During the shooting a mile away from Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut, Stephanie Washington, 22, was shot in the face.
Boyfriend Paul Witherspoon III, 21 escaped unharmed but was taken to the Hamden Police Hospital.
It turned out police believed the couple’s car had been involved in an armed robbery at a petrol station at about 4am, CBS News reports.
Since the shooting on April 16, Black Lives Matter and Yale University students have been demonstrating.
They are calling for police accountability after it emerged the couple were not just mistakenly identified but also unarmed.
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Resident Kevin Walter, told CNN affiliate WTNH: “Everyone is not a suspect. And that’s how people feel.
“We just want the police, we want the chiefs, we want the elected officials to understand that and hear what the community is saying.
“We just want accountability.”
The officers involved, Terrance Pollock, who is a 16-year veteran of the department and Devin Eaton, have been placed on leave pending an inquiry.
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