A woman live-streamed the moments after her boyfriend was fatally shot by a police officer in Minneapolis after he was asked for ID. Lavish Reynolds, 32, filmed the incident in Falcon Height, Minneapolis, where she and her boyfriend Philando Castile, 32, were pulled over by police for a broken tail light on 6 July.
"We got pulled over for a busted tail light in the back... they killed my boyfriend," Reynolds can be heard saying on the video as she shows her boyfriend covered in blood.
"He is licensed to carry, he was trying to get out his ID and his wallet out of his pocket and he let the officer know he had a firearm and was reaching for his wallet and the officer just shot him in his arm."
The police officer is then seen approaching the vehicle and sounds far less calm than Reynolds, shouting into the car "F**k. I told him not to reach for it, I told him to get his hand off it."
Reynolds responds: "You told him to get ID sir, get his driver's licence. Please officer don't tell me you did this to him. You shot four bullets into him sir. He was just getting his licence and registration sir."
Reynolds' young daughter was also believed to be in the car at the time of the shooting, as her voice can later be heard on the footage. The woman is told to leave the car and continues filming the incident as she is told to walk backwards towards the officers.
She can be heard saying "Please don't tell me he's gone, please Jesus no," as the reality of what has just happened appeared to sink in. "He don't deserve this please, he is a good man, he works for public school, he has no records of anything, he's never been in jail, he's not a gang member, anything," she cries.
The footage continues as Reynolds is escorted into a police car. "We're in the back of the police car, the police just shot my boyfriend for no apparent reason," Reynolds can be heard saying, explaining to viewers her phone was dying and asking for help.
"We're in Roseville, they got me handcuffed, my phone is about to die. The Roseville police department just shot my boyfriend. They shot him four times. He is licensed to carry. We had a busted tail light and we had some weed in the car, that's about it. About four, five rounds were shot. I don't know what condition he is in, I don't know if he's ok."
This is the latest in a string of fatal shooting involving US police officers. On 5 July, off-duty New York police officer Wayne Isaacs shot dead Delrawn Small after he was attacked in a road-rage incident.
In Louisiana on 5 July, Alton Sterling died on from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and back after being apprehended by police in the state's capital Baton Rouge. Residents have taken to the streets in protest after a video emerged of the shooting.