A Minneapolis man is dead after a confrontation with police during a traffic stop Wednesday night.
Philando Castile, 32, was in the car with his girlfriend, Lavisha Reynolds, and her young daughter. Castile was pulled over for a broken taillight at about 9:00 p.m. When he was pulled over, Castile did tell the officer that he licensed to carry a concealed weapon and that he had one in his possession.
The name of the officer with the St. Anthony Police Department has not been released.
According to Reynolds, her boyfriend was shot by police as he was reaching for his wallet.
Castile was shot four times and then taken to Hennepin County Medical Center where he died
Castile girlfriend who was live streaming it over Facebook documented the aftermath of the shooting. In that video after the shooting, the officer can be heard saying that he told Castile to not reach for it. Reynolds confronted the office telling him that Castile was only reaching for his ID as that officer instructed him.
Reynolds was taken into custody herself for unknown charges.
Shortly after Castile death, there were peaceful protests outside of the Governor’s office in St. Paul.
The death of Castile is one day after another black man was shot and killed during a confrontation with police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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