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Falcon Heights Police Officer Kill Man Reaching for His Wallet in Front of His Girlfriend and Child

Falcon Heights Shooting

Falcon Heights, MN – Authorities confirms that a 32-year-old man has died after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night in Falcon Heights.

Philando Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile, says he died at Hennepin County Medical Center.

St. Anthony Police confirmed the shooting, which happened in the area of Larpenteur Avenue and Fry Street. Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and her daughter were in the car at the time. Reynolds is in custody Wednesday night.

A video circulating on Facebook, filmed by Reynolds, appears to show the aftermath of the shooting.

Reynolds says in the video that they were pulled over for a broken tail light. Police asked Castile for his license and registration. As he was reaching for his wallet, she says Castile informed officers that he had a firearm in his possession, and a conceal-and-carry permit.

Reynolds says in the video that an officer then shot her boyfriend four times.

Valerie Castile says her son was a cafeteria supervisor at J.J. Hill Montessori School in St. Paul. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating.