>> Alfred Olango fled this northern Ugandan village for the United States to escape the violence of rebel groups. He was shot dead by Californian police in El Cajon more than two decades later. Then, Gulu was a village in conflict, as the notorious Lord's Resistance Army rebels waged an insurgency against the government.
Now it's in shock, as Reuters' Elias Biryabarema reports.>> He stayed here before his family fled to the US. And, basically, what you're seeing beyond those mango trees, are the bushes where some of the rebels of the LRA, back in late 80s, where they were lurking, and the tyranny unleashed is what forced the family of Mr. Olango to flee here, and travel to the US, for a better future.
Of course, those dreams were shattered, when he was killed by police's bullets.>> Olango was killed on Tuesday. Police said he drew an object from his pocket and pointed it at officers called to the scene. It turned out to be a vaping device. Angered at the latest police shooting of an unarmed black man in the US has unleashed protests in California.
Olango's uncle still lives in Gulu.>>
> Olango's mother, who lives in the United States, says her son was suffering a mental breakdown at the time he was shot. His brother says he was survived by two children.