Castile Philando was reportedly shot dead on July 6, 2016. Prior to the shooting, Castile was stopped by the police 52 times for minor traffic infraction. At that time Castile and his girlfriend Reynold were returning from shopping at a grocery store with Reynold daughter.
According to the source, Yanez shot Castile and the incident was immediately recorded in a 10-minute video by Castile girlfriend Reynold that was immediately uploaded on Facebook. In the video, Reynolds is seen speaking with Yanez and explaining what actually happened.
Yanez reportedly asked Castile for his license and registration. While he was just getting his license and registration out, the officer shot him in the arms four to five times just because he had a pistol. Later it was reported that Castile did have a license to carry a gun.
The day following the shooting, Reynolds states that she was treated like a criminal. By the afternoon following Castel death, the videos had been viewed by over 2.5 million times on Facebook. Castile girlfriend Reynolds was taken into custody and questioned at a police station then released the following morning at 5:00 a.m.
Reynold stated that officer had failed to check Castile for a pulse and no medical attention was provided until paramedics arrived more than ten minutes after the shooting.
The Hennepin County Medical examiners checked Castile’s death and said that he had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Castile died at 9:37 p.m. CDT in the emergency room of the Hennepin County Medical Center, 20 minutes after being shot. He was buried at the Cathedral of Saint Paul, which was attended by thousands of mourners.
About three hours after shooting, more than 200 protestors gathered at the place where Castile was shooted. After news of Castile’s death got viral, crowds of protestors gathered outside the Minnesota Governor’s Residence in At. Paul, demanding Governor Mark Dayton to make a statement.
Seven weeks after receiving the BCA report of the shooting of Philando Castile, Choi announced that Yanez was being charged with second-degree manslaughter and two counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm.