Less than 48 hours after the death of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile was gunned down by police in his car, in front of his girlfriend and her daughter. According to his girlfriend Diamond “Lavish” Reynolds, Castile was reaching for his wallet when he informed the officer that he had a concealed weapon, and a license to carry it. He was shot in the chest as he was reaching for the wallet, his girlfriend recorded the aftermath in a now-removed Facebook live video.
She was taken into custody for reasons unknown and then released the next morning at 5am. After her release, Reynolds showed up to the governor’s mansion demanding justice for her deceased boyfriend who would’ve turned 33 today (July 8). Minnesota’s governor Mark Dayton has since publicly spoke out againsit the incident saying that if Philando Castile was white, he would not have been shot.
Watch his full statement above.