The killing of Philando Castile - the aftermath
Police peer into the car that Philando Castile was riding in as a passenger when he was shot multiple times by an officer making a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, near the gates to the Minnesota State Fair grounds.. (Photo: Harry Colbert, Jr./Insight News)
Almost immediately after Diamond Reynolds' video was posted, a large crowd of protesters gathered alongside Larpenteur Avenue near Snelling Avenue – the location of the shooting of Reynold's boyfriend, Philando Castile, 32. (Photo: Harry Colbert, Jr./Insight News)
While some who gathered at the scene of the shooting of 32-year-old Philando Castile were highly vocal, yelling to the police, many were somber, holding signs and candles. (Photo: Harry Colbert, Jr./Insight News)
Protesters remained on the scene of the officer-involved shooting of 32-year-old Philando Castile until investigators concluded their work, approximately 1:45 a.m. Thursday morning. Castile and his girlfriend were stopped for a broken taillight in Falcon Heights, near the gates to Minnesota State Fair grounds. (Photo: Harry Colbert, Jr./Insight News)
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Thirty-two-year-old Philando Castile is dead following a Wednesday evening (July 6) officer involved shooting in Falcon Heights, near the gates to Minnesota State Fair grounds. The immediate aftermath of the shooting was posted live to Facebook by Diamond Reynolds who was seated next to Castile as a policeman shot and killed him. Reynolds identified Castile as her boyfriend. In a graphic video with Castile bleeding while seated next to her, she said the car was stopped for a broken taillight. Reynolds’ four-year-old daughter was in the back seat of the vehicle at the time of the shooting. According to Reynolds, Castile alerted the officer that he had a licensed handgun and the officer asked him for identification and when he tried to produce ID the officer shot him several times.