13 powerful photos show the Alfred Olango police shooting protests happening in El Cajon

13 powerful photos show the Alfred Olango police shooting protests happening in El Cajon

It's been two days since police officers in El Cajon, California, shot and killed Alfred Olango outside a local shopping center. 

Now, members of Olango's community are marching for justice.

On Wednesday, protesters from the city and surrounding area took to the streets demanding answers and accountability for the shooting, which took place roughly 16 miles east of San Diego.

Olango, who was unarmed, is a refugee from Uganda, and was working as a part-time furniture salesman.

He reportedly had his hands raised Tuesday afternoon when he was fatally shot by officers. His family members have said he suffered from mental disabilities. 

According to the El Cajon Police Department, Olango was in an "erratic" state Tuesday and pulled a device from his pocket and aimed it at officers in a shooting stance.

On Wednesday, investigators announced the object was actually a vaping device. 

Witnesses have since told local news outlets that Olango had his hands either in the air or by his side when the police fired five rounds, killing him. 

A police investigation into the incident is ongoing. Here are photos from Wednesday's protests: