Yet another black man has died following a fatal Minnesota police shooting on Wednesday.
An official confirmed the incident, adding that a woman and a child were inside the car with the victim when it happened.
During a press conference, St Anthony Police interim police chief Jon Mangseth disclosed that the incident ensued when an officer from his agency initiated a traffic stop around 21:00 on Wednesday in Falcon Heights, a St Paul suburb.
However, he did not explain why the stop was made in the first place.
“I do not have a lot of information right now as to what the reason for the traffic stop was or what the circumstances were,” Mangseth said.
In a statement issued by St Anthony Police Department issued Thursday morning, it was revealed that the man had died.
The 32-year-old man involved in the Minnesota police shooting was identified as Philando Castile.
Fortunately, only one casualty was recorded as the woman and child were not hurt from the Minnesota police shooting.
Meanwhile, The victim’s girlfriend who was the mentioned by the police filmed the whole incident. The video was posted on Facebook on Wednesday night showing an incident similar to the one police described.
In the video, the woman was sitting in a car and beside her was a man slumped in s seat whose shirt appeared to be soaked in blood. The woman kept saying an officer shot her boyfriend while he was reaching for his wallet.
The video also showed a person who appeared to be an armed police officer standing outside.
Judging from the video, the woman says the officer asked her boyfriend for his license and registration. While getting the license, he told the officer he also had a pistol he was licensed to carry.
“The officer said, ‘Don’t move,'” the woman said in the video. “As he was putting his hands back up, the officer shot him in the arm four or five times.” She said they had a busted taillight and some weed in the car and that was it.
Mangseth said the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has been called to investigate the incident. Apparently, there was no attack on the officers as non was injured.
There is still no explanation to what led to the Minnesota police shooting. The shooting comes a day after the shooting of 37-year-old Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge police officers.