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Graphic Facebook Live feature captures aftermath of police shooting Minn. man

Livestream feature captures aftermath of police shooting Minnesota man.
Photo credit:
Facebook - Diamond “Lavish” Reynolds

Not 48 hours after a video circulating around the internet showing police shooting and killing Alton Sterling outside of a Louisiana convenience store, another graphic video depicting an officer involved shooting has gone viral.

The popular Facebook Live feature was the medium on which this eyewitness account was recorded and it has social media in shock.

It happened Wednesday, July 6, when a Minnesota police officer stopped 32-year-old Philando Castile for an alleged broken tail light.

The video is narrated by Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond “Lavish” Reynolds, who was with him in the car. She began to use the Facebook app shortly after an officer shot Castile multiple times.

"He’s covered," Reynolds says at the beginning. "They killed my boyfriend.”

Reynolds goes on to say in the video that Castile was reaching into his pocket to get his identification and to provide proof that he is also licensed to carry a firearm before the officer opened fire.

“He let the officer know that he had a firearm and he was reaching for his wallet and the officer just shot him in his arm.”

Castile appears to still be conscious during the first minute of the video stream and continues to moan in pain.

He then stops moving which causes Reynolds to believe he has died.

“Oh my God, Please don’t tell me he’s dead,” she says, “Please don’t tell me my boyfriend just went like that.”

The police then ask Reynolds to exit the vehicle and get on her knees before handcuffing her.

The phone is still live and recording when it is apparently dropped to the ground.

“They threw my phone Facebook,” she says.

The whole scenario played out in front of Reynold’s 4-year-old daughter who was also in the car.

After police place Reynolds and her daughter in the backseat of the patrol vehicle, she becomes overwrought with emotion and begins screaming.

“It’s okay, Mommy,” the little girl says. “It’s okay. I’m right here with you.”

The video has been seen over three million times and Reynolds feed is filled with messages of support and condolences.

Clarence Castile, uncle to the victim,  confirmed that Philando Castile died shortly after being admitted to Hennepin County Medical Center.

You can view the 10 minute video HERE. Be warned, the video is graphic and contains adult situations. 

The video is turned around creating the effect that Reynolds is on the driver's side, however she is in the passenger seat.