(ABC News) The object that a black man pulled from his pant pocket before being fatally shot by police in Southern California Tuesday afternoon was not a deadly weapon -- but a vape smoking device, the El Cajon Police Department said Wednesday evening.
The Medical Examiner's Office also identified the man as Alfred Okwera Olango, 38, of El Cajon.
Protests have erupted in El Cajon -- located about 16 miles northeast of San Diego -- following the shooting.
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Police initially said Tuesday that it received a 911 call from the man's sister, saying her brother was "not acting like himself." According to the caller, he was walking in traffic, endangering himself and motorists, police said. Two officers located the man, who was described as an African-American in his 30s, behind a restaurant in the city, some 16 miles northeast of San Diego.