A 32-year-old public school employee was just killed by Minnesota police during a traffic stop after reaching for his ID. Reynold, who is his girlfriend livesteamed everything but Facebook deleted her video. In the video, Reynolds explains that she was pulled over for a broken tail-light at the corner of Larpenteur Avenue and Fry Street, at which point she claims that “police shot him for no apparent reason, no reason at all.”
Reynolds says that her boyfriend told the officer upfront that he was carrying a gun, which Reynolds claims in the video he had a permit to carry, but Castile explained that he would be reaching slowly for his wallet and identification. The officer apparently told Castile not to move at that point.
“As he was putting his hands back up, the officer shot him in the arm four or five times,” Reynolds says.
You can see in the video below the officer sounds extremely agitated, yelling “F***!” and then “I told him not to reach for it. I told him to keep his hand out,” to which Reynolds responds that the officer told him to get his ID. Although the officer’s face isn’t visible, his body and arms can be seen, with his gun still pointed at Castile when the video begins.