Philando Castile: Dash camera reveals fatal confrontation

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Dash camera footage of the moment Minnesota man Philando Castile was shot by a police officer has revealed the officer told him multiple times not to draw his firearm - and despite Mr Castile denying it every time, he was fatally shot for it.

Mr Castile was shot seven times during a traffic stop in July last year by officer Jeronimo Yanez, who was acquitted of his manslaughter.

Mr Yanez maintained he feared for his life after Mr Castile told him he was carrying a firearm.

But video released by police on Tuesday (local time) now reveals the conversation between the two which led to the fatal shooting.

After approaching the car, Mr Yanez can be heard asking Mr Castile for his license and insurance. Mr Castile, who was licensed to carry a concealed firearm, responded: "I have to tell you I have a firearm on me."

In response Mr Yanez tells him not to reach for it or pull it out. It's at this point Mr Castile's girlfriend Diamond Reynolds, who was in the car at the time, says Mr Castile reached into his pocket for his ID as requested by the officer.

"I'm not pulling it out," Mr Castile can be heard telling Mr Yanez.

Mr Yanez responds: "Don't!". Seven rapid shots can be heard, followed by Mr Castile speaking quietly.

"I wasn't reaching," he says.

The seven shots were fired into the vehicle in quick succession, striking Mr Castile. He would later die from his wounds.

The case drew worldwide attention when Ms Reynolds began livestreaming on Facebook immediately after the shooting. In the police video, her horror is clear.

"You just killed my boyfriend. He wasn't reaching for [the firearm]," she tells Mr Yanez.

Mr Yanez repeated, "Don't pull it out!", and after Ms Reynolds denied he was drawing the firearm, yells, "F*** don't move!"

The video, which was shown to the jury at trial but was not released publically until now, shows Mr Yanez was drawing his own firearm before Mr Castile even finished his first sentence.

Mr Castile had been pulled over for a busted taillight. It ended up costing him his life.


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