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I'm actually surprised we don't see this happen more often.
A news crew from Sacramento tv station Fox40 was attacked by angry family members of a shooting victim.
27-year-old Chester Jackson was shot and killed in a parking lot outside an IHOP early morning Sunday (February 20). His family gathered in the parking lot and set up a makeshift memorial. When reporter John Lobertini and photojournalist Rebecca Little approached to see if anyone wanted to talked, things got ugly.
"This is one of the hazards of the business but we didn't expect what we encountered here today," said Lobertini.
Before things escalated into violence, one woman is seen yelling at the news crew, who didn't back down. Then someone is seen pulling Little to the ground by her hair as they attempted to stop her from filming.
"When I fell on the ground I was protecting myself, and then she kicked me and I was still kinda paralyzed, and I hear my reporter John say, 'get up, get up,'" Little told Fox40
It was just an unfortunate situation for everyone. I know I wouldn't want some guy sticking a mic in my face right after a relative was killed. Hopefully the news crew won't try to press any charges.
At one point you can hear family members respond to Little saying she was kicked by replying "nobody hit you b****."
"I know people are going through rough times but that's still my job. I wasn't trying to get in their face and be disrespectful," Little said.
Raw Footage Of Confrontation & Fight
News Report Of Assault