A day after Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police officers, 32-year-old Philando Castile was shot and killed by a police officer inFalcon Heights, Minnesota while his girlfriend streamed almost the entire incident on Facebook Live.
The video begins with the girlfriend, Diamond ‘Lavish’ Reynolds, describing the scene — noting that the couple was pulled over for a broken taillight. Her four-year-old daughter is in the backseat.
According to Diamond, Philando informed the officer that he was carrying a weapon and had a permit to do so. Upon reaching in his back pocket for his identification, the officer opened fire.
The officer responsible for the shooting can be seen with his weapon drawn and Philando is seen lying on his side with his white shirt covered in blood.
As the scene unfolds, cops handcuff Diamond and eventually put her and her four-year-old daughter in the back of a police car — all while streaming.
She reiterates what happens and describes her location up until the moment her phone dies.
Philando was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.
— Jennifer Mayerle (@jennifermayerle) July 7, 2016
You can watch the highly graphic 9-minute video of the live stream below.
— Shanell (@PhattieBey) July 7, 2016