The Minnesota cop who shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop this year after the 32-year-old man said he was legally carrying a concealed weapon was charged with second-degree manslaughter today.
St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez was also charged with two felony counts of dangerous discharge of a gun, which endangered the lives of Castile’s girlfriend and her four-year-old daughter sitting in the back seat of the car.
It was his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who live streamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook, providing her followers with a gruesome visual of her dying boyfriend after he had been shot four times.
“FUCK!!!” yelled the St. Anthony Police officer through the window.
“He just shot his arm off,” said Reynolds to the camera.
“I told him not to reach for it,” Yanez yelled, “I told him to get hands up!”
“You told him to get his ID,” said Reynolds, “his driver’s license. Oh my lord, I hope he’s not dead, I hope he didn’t go like that.”