The killing of Philando Castile - the aftermath


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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.