Diamond Reynolds Recounts Philando Castile’s Death On Live Stream Video [WATCH]
Philando Castile can be seen slumped in the driver’s seat of a car, with a bloody chest as he struggles to breathe. A police officer’s gun is trained on Castile, as Diamond Reynolds narrates the events of her fiance’s shooting in a Facebook Live streaming video on Wednesday.
Video of Philando Castile’s Death
Reynolds looked into the camera and told viewers that a Minnesota police officer just shot her fiancé, after he was pulled over for a broken taillight on a road in Falcon Heights.
“He let the officer know that he had a firearm and he was reaching for his wallet and the officer just shot him in his arm,” Reynolds said in the video.
Reynolds explained that Castile informed the officer he had a concealed carry permit. Her four year old daughter was in the back seat.
“I told him not to reach for it. I told him to get his hand off it,” the cop said.
The officer can be heard yelling at Reynolds, his gun still held up, telling her not to move while Castile bleeds out next to her.
“I will, sir, no worries. I will,” Reynolds replied.
“Please don’t tell me this, Lord. Please, Jesus, don’t tell me that he’s gone,” Reynolds cried, as she watched Castile convulse in his seat. “Please, officer, don’t tell me that you just did this to him. You shot four bullets into him, sir. He was just getting his license and registration, sir.”
Reynolds continued pleading outside the car as other officers approached her with guns drawn. One ordered her to her knees, and the phone dropped — fading to black.
Reynolds’ video feed returns later as she sits in the back of a police cruiser, with her daughter next to her.