FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (WIVB) — A 32-year-old man has died after an officer-involved shooting in the Saint Paul suburb of Minnesota Wednesday night.
St. Anthony Police say Philando Castile was pulled over around 9p.m. He was in the car with his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds and her young daughter.
In a statement, police wrote, “During the stop, shots were fired. One adult male was taken to the hospital. We have been informed that this individual is deceased.”
Reynolds took a live Facebook video after the shooting. In it, she says her boyfriend told the officer he had a firearm in his possession, and a conceal-and-carry permit.
“He was reaching for his wallet and the officer just shot him in his arm,” Reynolds said. She said the officer shot her boyfriend four times.
The officer in the video at one point says, “I told him not to reach for it. I told him to get his hand out.”
Reynolds replies, “You told him to get his I.D., sir, his driver’s license.”
During a press conference, St. Anthony Police interim police chief Jon Mangseth didn’t have much information about what led to the traffic stop. The officer involved has been placed on administrative leave.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating this case.
Castile’s family says he was a good person. He worked as a cafeteria supervisor at a Montessori school in Saint Paul.
The shooting comes one day after two police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana were involved in the fatal shooting of a black man outside a convenience store.