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Shooting protest shuts Home Depot

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POSTED February 22, 2015 6:30 p.m.

EMERYVILLE (AP) — Northern California protesters angered by a fatal police shooting shuttered a Home Depot for several hours.

The Emeryville Home Depot closed for the day at about 11 a.m. Saturday because about 100 protesters blocked its entrance. The demonstrators were angered by the fatal shooting by police of 38-year-old Yuvette Henderson on Feb. 3 outside the store. A store security guard called police and said Henderson had shoplifted knives. Police say she refused to drop a gun when confronted by officers.

Protesters say they are skeptical of the police account and are calling on Home Depot to release surveillance video.

A store spokesman told the San Francisco Chronicle Saturday that it’s up to the Emeryville Police Department to release the video. Emeryville police say the incident is still under investigation.

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