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Family holds funeral Saturday for Alfred Olango

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The man shot and killed by police in El Cajon, sparking days of protests, will be laid to rest Saturday.
     
Private funeral services are planned for Alfred Olango at Bayview Baptist Church in Encanto.
     
A public celebration of life is also planned where Olango's family and community leaders will gather to remember him.
     
It will be held at the East African Community Center at 3:00 p.m.

RELATED: Protesters demand answers after deadly El Cajon police shooting

Olango's death at the hands of police sparked widespread and nearly immediate protests.
   
A witness to the shooting told reporters that Olango had his hands raised when shot, and another indicated he may have had a seizure.
   
Police officials countered that Olango was uncooperative, repeatedly refused to remove his hand from his pocket, assumed "what appeared to be a shooting stance'' and pointed an object that turned out to be an electronic smoking device at one of the officers.

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The events that led to the fatal confrontation began when officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a pedestrian behaving erratically and walking in traffic in a commercial district a few blocks north of El Cajon Valley High School Tuesday afternoon.
   
Patrol personnel contacted Olango and moments later, one of the responding officers fired his service weapon while the other deployed an electronic stun gun. According to news reports, it took officers 50 minutes to respond to the initial call.

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