Minn. Cop Shoots Black Man Dead, Live Streamed on Facebook

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A Minnesota traffic stop turned deadly Wednesday evening when a police officer opened fire on a black driver and killed him — less than 48 hours after another fatal police shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The confrontation’s bloody aftermath was broadcast live on Facebook by a female passenger in the car.

“He killed my boyfriend,” Diamond “Lavish” Reynolds said in the video posted on her Facebook page. Philando Castile, 32, died at a Minneapolis hospital.

As outrage mounted Thursday over Castile’s death, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) said that he has asked the White House for a federal investigation into the shooting. In a statement, Dayton said he spoke with Denis McDonough, the White House chief of staff, to ask that the Justice Department look into the shooting.

Video of the live stream can be viewed below:


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