Bystander Captured Moment Cops Gave Philando Castile CPR After He Was Shot in Car
A new video has emerged in the fatal shooting of a Minnesota man at the hands of police officers.
The aftermath of the shooting was recorded by bystander Katherine Bleth, who was driving home when she saw the scene.
“Cop cars were rushing past us; we knew something was wrong,” she told the Star Tribune.
In Bleth’s video, police can be seen giving 32-year-old Philando Castile CPR. She also said that about 12 to 15 squad cars and paramedics arrived on the scene.
Castile died Wednesday night after being shot by police in Falcon Heights during a traffic stop. His girlfriend, Diamond "Lavish" Reynolds, recorded the aftermath of the shooting, broadcasting it on Facebook Live.
The shooting occurred after Castile allegedly told the police officer that he was carrying a permitted firearm.
Castile, who would have been 33 in 10 days, was shot multiple times as he reached for his license and registration that the officer had requested, Reynolds said.
“Stay with me!” Reynolds yelled as her bloodied boyfriend moaned and slumped over in the driver’s seat of his car.
Also in the car was Reynold’s 4-year-old daughter, who witnessed the incident.
According to The Star Tribune, an unnamed bystander said she was sitting in a parking lot of a nearby apartment building at 9 p.m., when the incident occurred.
"I just heard the officer say, 'Put your hands up,' and before he finished saying that there were four shots," the 28-year-old woman said.
Castile’s mother, Valerie, told CNN that she had told her son to “comply” with the law should he ever be pulled over.
She added that the cops “took a very good person” and alluded that he was “black in the wrong place.”
The death of Philando Castile comes a day after the shooting of another black man, Alton Sterling, who was gunned down by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.