According to two eyewitnesses at the scene, the cops attempted to open the door of a car in the alley one block south of 18th Avenue and 26th Street South.
After the occupants slammed the door in the cops' faces, the cops opened fire, wounding both Aisha Long and an as yet unidentified African man.
The ruling class media and the police have already started their usual lies in an attempt to cover up this attack on African people.
According to a story released by the Tampa Bay Times, "Police said the incident began when officers from the department's Street Crimes Unit was approaching a stolen car parked in an alley behind 1831 26th Street South. As officers got close to the car, police said a male driver accelerated toward the officer."
This is the same lie the police told when they murdered Tyron Lewis in 1996.
We need to get organized. We are calling on everyone to come to this meeting to have a discussion about our response to the escalating police occupation of the African community.
In less than a year, two Africans have been killed in police chases.