Police Killed Another Black Man — And The Aftermath Was Live
After Philando Castile was shot during a traffic stop, a passenger in the car started live-streaming to Facebook.By Ben Lawson | July 7, 2016
On Wednesday, 32-year-old Philando Castile was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, making him the 123rd black person killed by police this year. His girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, live-streamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook.
Family members confirmed Castile was the victim. He has yet to be named by officials.
According to Reynolds, the couple was pulled over for a broken tail light. She said Castile, who was driving, told the unnamed officer that he had a firearm in his possession and a conceal-and-carry permit. Reynolds said Castile was shot after reaching for his driver's license.