Minnesota officer who shot Philando Castile charged with manslaughter

Philando Castile (Facebook)
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The Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a firearm. Jeronimo Yanez stopped the couple for a broken taillight.

Castile’s finacee, Diamond Reynolds, live-streamed the aftermath of the shooting. According to Reynolds, after Castile told the officer he had a firearm and was reaching for his wallet, the officer then opened fire, shooting him four times.

Stay tuned as this story develops.

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