Police pulled Castile and Reynolds over in a traffic stop Wednesday evening in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, near Minneapolis.
His girlfriend posted live video on the internet of the bloody scene minutes afterward, which was widely viewed. Candle-lit balloons were released into the hot night air nearby in honor of Sterling and protesters waved signs and chanted slogans.
"License to carry" is code that the driver is a certified good guy and very unlikely to make trouble", says Jamison. "I don't think it would have", Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said. Andre T. Mitchell, founder of Man Up Inc., a Brooklyn-based organization that works to building bridges between the community and police, said the video destroys advancements in trust.
A Minnesota prosecutor said Friday he has asked for a "prompt and thorough investigation" following the fatal police shooting of a black motorist whose girlfriend streamed the gruesome aftermath of the shooting in a St. Paul suburb live on Facebook.
Reynolds said her 4-year-old daughter told her Castile had died.
In the video, Reynolds speaks and turns her camera to Castile, who's wearing a blood-covered white shirt.
President Barack Obama said the killings were tragedies. When incidents like this occur, many Americans feel it's because they're not being treated the same, Obama said. They are symptomatic of the broader challenges within our criminal justice system, the racial disparities that appear across the system year after year, and the resulting lack of trust that exists between law enforcement and too numerous communities they serve.
Just last month, a 28-year-old Chicago man, Antonio Perkins, filmed himself on Facebook Live spending time with his friends outside when shots rang out. Anger has intensified when the officers involved in such incidents have been acquitted in trial or not charged at all.
The video she streamed Wednesday night on Facebook Live shows her in a auto next to a bloodied Castile slumped in a seat.
She said she had also had conversations with her son about what to do when he was pulled over by police.
"Yesterday, a Minnesota woman named Diamond Reynolds went live on Facebook immediately after her fiancé, Philando Castile, had been shot by police in his auto".
"I want my children to grow up knowing that their lives matter", Kardashian West wrote.
No specific motive has been given for the sniper attacks at the downtown protest, one of many held in major cities across the United States on Thursday.
Hundreds gather at the JJ Hill Montesorri School in St. Paul, Minn., July 7, 2016, for a vigil following the shooting death by police of Philando Castile Wednesday night in Falcon Heights, Minn., after a traffic stop by St. Anthony police. DART later identified the fallen officer as Officer Brent Thompson, 43, the first DART officer killed in the line of duty. Attempts to reach the police department for further comment were unsuccessful.
Officials say the state's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will take the lead on the investigation into the shooting death of Philando Castile on Wednesday.
The labor union that represents the officer who shot Castile urged people to reserve judgment. It is to say that, as a nation, we can and must do better to institute the best practices that reduce the appearance or reality of racial bias in law enforcement.
Castile's mother, Valerie Castile, described her son as a "laid back" but industrious man who worked as a school cafeteria supervisor and enjoyed playing video games. "This has to stop, right now", she told the crowd.
A "devastated" woman who live-streamed the moment she claims her boyfriend was 'shot dead by police' has opened up about the horrifying incident.