Shocking video emerged on Monday of an Egyptian photojournalist who filmed the moment of his own death when a sniper posed on a nearby rooftop unexpectedly turned his rifle on him. The grainy footage shows an Egyptian solider aiming and shooting at Ahmed Samir Assem, before the film goes black. The 26-year-old freelance photographer was filming outside the Republican Guard building in Cairo and was one of at least 50 people killed when security forces opened fire on a large crowd that had camped outside the building.
Egypt’s Al-Horia Wa Al-Adala newspaper told of the moment when the camera arrived at their headquarters:
“At around 6am, a man came into the media center with a camera covered in blood and told us that one of our colleagues had been injured. Around an hour later, I received news that Ahmed had been shot by a sniper in the forehead while filming on top of the buildings around the incident.”
Watch the stunning video below.