Thursday, July 7, 2016

St. Anthony Cop Fatally Shot 32-year-old Afro-American In Minnesota

Woman recorded aftermath when boyfriend was shot multiple times by a St. Anthony cop in Minnesota.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

July 7, 2016

Falcon Heights, Minnesota - On Wednesday, Philando Castile, 32, an Afro-American male was shot multiple times by St. Anthony Police Officer Jerónimo Yañez, according to Lavish Reynolds who recorded the aftermath scene live on her Facebook account. Reynolds says, her boyfriend had told the officer that he was a carry concealed license holder and he was reaching for his identification when he was shot multiple times. Officer Yañez had asked for a license and registration from Castile who was driving.
Reynolds continued to record when other officers arrived to the scene. Her 4-year-old daughter witness the shooting. 
Castile later died at the Hennepin County Medical Center. He worked as a supervisor at J.J. Montessori school in St. Paul, according to relatives.
Castile's death was ruled a homicide by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.
Both Castile and Reynolds were pulled over for a broken taillight by several St. Anthony police officers. 

Video: Philando Castile, 32,  shot by a St. Anthony cop in Minnesota

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