- A woman live-streamed on Facebook her dying boyfriend while narrating the tragic incident. The video has gone viral
- It turns out that her boyfriend, who was reaching for his I.D., was shot four times by a cop who thought he was reaching for a gun
- The video has caused an outrage against the trigger-happy cop and great sympathy for the woman and her dead boyfriend
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A video on Facebook shared by a woman which shows her dying boyfriend after being shot by a trigger-happy cop has gone viral, with the public condemning the apparent racism and abuse of power committed by the policeman and applauding the woman for bravely and calmly documenting the horrific event.
The disturbing and graphic 10-minute footage has helped open the eyes of the entire world on the racism against black Americans that still occur up to this very day.
The tragic event started when Diamond “Lavish” Reynolds, her boyfriend Philando Castile, and Reynolds’ 4-year-old daughter were pulled over by a police car in Minnesota for having a broken taillight. All hell broke loose after that.
The live stream showed a bloody Castile moaning in pain while slumped in the car seat. Reynolds then proceeded to explain the details of the tragic event in a concerned but calm manner.
“They killed my boyfriend. He’s licensed, so he’s licensed to carry. He was trying to get out his ID and his wallet out his pocket and he let the officer know that he had a firearm and he was reaching for his wallet and the officer just shot him in the arm,” Reynolds narrated.
The live stream also showed the nervous policeman who shot Castile four times while he iwas pointing his gun at the dying man. The cop was repeatedly cursing out of fear of what just happened, and was constantly telling Reynolds to keep her hands still.
Reynolds was then removed from her car, handcuffed and forced to kneel by the other responding officers.
Reynolds can be heard saying a prayer for her boyfriend and crying when she sensed that he has passed away. Reynold’s daughter tried to comfort her mother by saying: “It’s OK, Mommy. I’m right here with you.”
The video has triggered a great outrage against the cop and great sympathy for Reynolds and her late boyfriend. -DN, Kami Media