Diamond Reynolds live streamed her bloody slumped-over boyfriend, Philando Castile (32), as he lay dying in the auto.
Yanez, who is Latino, is distraught and saddened over the shooting in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights, Kelly said. "That was one of the reasons he pulled him over", Kelly said.
Protesters remained there Friday and Dayton said he had no plans to order police to remove them.
"The two occupants just look like people that were involved in a robbery", the officer says. The driver looked more like one of our suspects, just 'cause of the wide-set nose.
"It's not just to defend the cops, it's also to defend the protesters", said Wedick, who was with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 35 years. While Yanez approached Castile's auto from the driver's side, a second officer, Joseph Kauser, stood on the passenger's side. "A gun was recovered at the scene".
Yanez radioed for an ambulance as members of the Roseville Police Department and the St. Paul Fire Department administered medical aid.
Throughout Thursday, hundreds of protesters had gathered outside the governor's residence in St Paul, many prompted to act by the Facebook Live video streamed by Castile's girlfriend showing the graphic aftermath of the shooting.
Reynolds says the Asian male officer made conflicting demands of Castile, who had no police record, ordering both that Castile keep his hands in the air and that he identify himself.
Critics have called the NRA out for swiftly commenting on the Dallas shooting, while dragging its heels before speaking out on Castile and Sterling's deaths.
"I guess I wasn't moving fast enough for him", said Martin, who estimated the officer was six feet away and sprayed without warning.
"But again the public needs to understand we have to have the total picture and that is what investigators are looking at", he said.
Kauser has been placed on standard administrative leave since he was involved in the fatal shooting of Castile, a 32-year-old school cafeteria supervisor.
Yanez's lawyer wouldn't detail Yanez's account of the events that led up to the shooting, citing the ongoing investigation. Just a day earlier, police released images of suspects from a recent robbery.
Protestors sign a memorial at the intersection where Philando Castile was shot on Thursday in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. WCCO adds that Minnesota authorities have obtained several videos of the incident for review, including one shot from the squad vehicle. "There was more than the reason that the brake light was cracked", Kelly said.
Kelly added, "This incident is not about race, it's about the presence of a gun".
But in an interview with ABC News today, Reynolds said the gun was never a threat. He informed the officer he had a gun, which he had a permit to carry concealed. "I told him to get his hand out". In the video, Reynolds describes being pulled over for a "busted tail light".
ABC News in the U.S. has obtained audio in which an officer says he is going to pull over Castile's auto.