Another day, another death at the hands of a police officer. As a large part of the nation is still in pain over the shooting of Alton Sterling, reports are now circulating of yet another African-American man being killed by a cop.
According to the Washington Post, Philando Castile died at a Minneapolis hospital on Wednesday. The 32-year-old victim was reportedly reaching for his wallet during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights when the officer fired into the vehicle.
Sterling’s girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, began filming the situation moments after the driver was shot. She broadcast the aftermath live on Facebook.
“F-ck!” yelled the officer. “I told him not to reach for it.”
Reynolds responded, “You told him to get his i.d. sir, and his driver’s license. Oh my god, please don’t tell me he’s dead.”
Another video captured by a bystander after the shooting has made its way online as well.
The St. Anthony Police Department has confirmed Castile’s death, but officials did not identify the officer involved in the shooting. However, Reynolds suggested the cop was Asian.
It appears Reynolds’ daughter was present at the scene at the time of the shooting. The little girl can be heard saying, “It’s okay, Mommy. It’s okay. I’m right here with you.”
Members of the Hip Hop community have addressed the Philando Castile shooting on social media.
Can’t believe this shit. Unreal.
— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) July 7, 2016
Again? What’s the excuse now? It’s on video! #PhilandoCastile
— Mr C’mon Son!!!! (@MrEdLover) July 7, 2016
#AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile pic.twitter.com/IFl9QeoG8D
— Big Boi (@BigBoi) July 7, 2016
— Theophilus London (@TheophilusL) July 7, 2016
LOOK AT THIS PICTURE AND IMAGINE IT WAS ME W/ HAND ON GUN. I WOULDN’T BE ALIVE RIGHT NOW BUT THIS GUY IS. pic.twitter.com/Kl39GXqTd8
— KXNG CROOKED (@CrookedIntriago) July 7, 2016
When I go back to the hood, I’m not Worried about the hood. police is who I prepare and mentally gear up to have to possibly deal with.
— Just Blaze (@JustBlaze) July 7, 2016
👮 so damn Scared to death ….. YOUR DEATH.
— DJ Green Lantern (@DJGREENLANTERN) July 7, 2016
So many people work so hard to find a reason why executing a human being during a routine traffic stop is ok. IT’S NOT OK
— John Legend (@johnlegend) July 7, 2016
Cops are the new terrorist.
— Jahlil Beats (@JahlilBeats) July 7, 2016
Sitting here in the club reading another story about another black man dead… Thinking to myself… How do I explain this world to my son in the morning… Make sure you hug and kiss your loved ones…RIP Philando
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Part 1: RIP #PhilandoCastile.
What are you going to do when you’re the last BLACK MAN on earth ?!?!? That’s a question that someone is going to have to answer one day if they keep killing us like this !!!! #PhilandoCastille shot in cold blood as he sat next to his girlfriend after reaching for his identification as instructed by the officer SMFH !!!! & as soon as his girlfriend posted it… FACEBOOK removed it & DELETED her page !!!! They are exterminating us like we are fuckin rats out here people !!!!!!! I don’t have anything cool, educated or peaceful to say… This shit is really fucking krazy !!!!! I cannot believe that a day after #AltonSterling is murdered…. Another white cop kills another BLACK MAN while complying !!!! We are DOOMED whether we stand up or not !!! We don’t care like our grandparents & parents did !!!! We are weakened by this new age & purposely blinded by these mothafuckas while they KILL US ALL ONE BY ONE !!!! ITS TAKING EVERYTHING INSIDE ME NOT TO FUEL MY RAGE !!!!!!! THEY DONT HAVE MUCH LONGER !!!!!! CAN YALL NOT SEE WTF THEYRE DOING TO US ??? WE ARE DYING PEOPLE…… DYING !!!
A video posted by The Game (@losangelesconfidential) on
Oh so we just Gon go for this???? Every so called Hard Core,Real Nigga, Certified,Thug,Goon,Shooter,Hitter,Killa, Gunna,Street Nigga,Trap Nigga, Tough nigga posed to show what they been training for now. If u won’t stand up for what’s right, You ain’t gettin no stripes for doing wrong!!!! #AmerikkkaAintShit #TheyNeverGaveAFuckAboutUS
Watch video of the aftermath of the Philando Castile shooting (warning graphic) and St. Anthony PD press conference about the incident below.