Protests outside Minnesota governor's mansion after officer-involved shooting
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - Protesters gathered outside the governor’s mansion early Thursday morning following the fatal officer-involved shooting of 32-year-old Philando Castile by a St. Anthony police officer during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minn.
Protesters marched from the scene of the shooting at Larpenteur Avenue and Fry Street to the governor’s mansion in St. Paul. Many protestors have said they will not go home until Gov. Mark Dayton comes out to give a statement.
Officers with the St. Paul Police Department are on the scene, but are limited to traffic control around the area.
St. Anthony police confirmed one of their officers shot and killed 32-year-old Philando Castile inside his car during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights near the state fairgrounds around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night.
Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond “Lavish” Reynolds and her daughter were also inside the car, but were not injured in the shooting. Reynold’s live streamed a video of the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook, saying Castile informed the officer he had a pistol and a license to carry while he was reaching for his ID.
The officer involved has been place on standard administrative leave. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the incident.
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