The day after Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police in Baton Rouge Louisiana, Philando Castile was pulled over for a broken tail light.
When Philando Castile was approached by an officer, he let the officer know that he had a license to carry a gun and he had one in the car. Exactly what someone who is legally allowed to carry a gun must do in that situation.
The officer then asked the man to get his license and registration. What happened next is one of the reasons that protests are breaking out and police were shot in Dallas.
The officer thought the man was reaching for his gun, and the officer shot him.
At that moment, Diamond Reynolds, the girlfriend of Castile, started broadcasting the situation live on Facebook.
The shocking video picks up with the cop cussing and panicking while the woman is yelling at the police because they asked him to get his license.
The most horrifying part is the young daughter in the back crying while Philando is dying in the front seat.
We won’t post the video because it is truly tragic, and not a video you will be able to forget after watching.
Philando Castile was a lawful gun owner and he served food at a local school. He learned all 500 kids’ names and their food allergies, according to a co-worker.
Black Lives Matter is protesting the shooting of Philando and many are calling for the National Rifle Association to get involved.
The tragedy is multiplied by the Facebook Live video. People watched in horror as a man died and the police panicked.
Much like the Alton Sterling video in Louisiana, the public is seeing the violence first hand and it is sparking protests and shootings around this county.
In this case, the actual shooting was not caught on camera, and there is an investigation happening now on the officers who pulled over Castile.
What are you thoughts on the shooting death of Philando Catile?