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Woman records moments after police officer fatally shot boyfriend

July 7, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Woman records moments after police officer fatally shot boyfriend

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A woman recorded the horrific aftermath on Facebook after her boyfriend was fatally shot by law-enforcement officers during a minor traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minn., on Wednesday.

In the video, the victim, identified as 32-year-old Philando Castile, is seen drenched in blood sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle as his girlfriend recorded the video.

The ten-minute video was posted by on a Facebook page by a woman named Lavish Reynolds. However, it is not yet known clear if she was the same female that was present in the car during the incident.

The woman explained in the video how the officer “asked him for license and registration,” during the traffic stop, “He told him that it was in his wallet, but he had a pistol on him because he’s licensed to carry.”

She said the cop then told Castile “don’t move,” but as he was putting his hands back up, the officer opened fire shooting the black man four or five times.”

The video shows the officer pointing his weapon inside the car, with a young girl seated in the back seat of the vehicle.

The officer is then heard shouting: “F–k! I told him not to reach for it; I told him to get his hand out.” In a calm manner, the woman responded, “You told him to get his ID, sir. His driver’s license.”

Police then ordered the mother and her 4-year-old daughter out of the car.

Castile was pronounced dead at a local hospital a short time later.

The woman had said before the shooting police pulled them over because of a broken taillight

“Please don’t tell me my boyfriend’s gone, He doesn’t deserve this, please. He works for St. Paul public schools. He’s never been in jail, anything. He’s not a gang member, anything,” the female is heard saying on the video.

According to a Facebook page, Castile worked as a cafeteria supervisor at a local elementary school, and he attended the University of Minnesota.

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