A woman has just live-streamed dramatic Facebook Live video footage that shows the police gunning down her boyfriend over a traffic stop.
The video shows a bleeding man next to her in a car as a police officer aims a gun at him through a car window.
The incident took place in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
Falcon Heights is located 10 minutes from Minneapolis/St. Paul, and is known for being the home of the Wisconsin State Fair.
In the video, a child can be heard in the car crying in the background – documenting the fact that the officer had opened fire into the vehicle, barely missing the child.
Watch the video below…
The woman in the video, Lavish Reynolds, says to the unidentified man, “Stay with me… We got pulled over for a busted taillight in the back.”
Reynolds then says that the man who was shot is “licensed to carry” and was “trying to get out his ID” and “he let the officer know he had a firearm, and he was reaching for his wallet, and the officer just shot him. … He just shot his arm off.”
He had a firearm in the car but was LEGALLY licensed to carry it and NEVER made a move for it.
At no time did he move for a firearm, brandish one or the like.
A citizen video of the scene was also posted on Twitter:
Reynolds live-streamed the video on Facebook Live right while the situation was still ongoing.
Because of that, the police officer could be seen with his firearm pointing at the couple and their child, through the window of their vehicle.
“I told him to get his hand out; I told him not to reach for it,” says Reynolds, adding, “Oh my God, don’t tell me he’s dead, please don’t tell me my boyfriend just went like that.”
“I told him to get his hand off!” The officer can be heard saying, while telling Reynolds to keep her hands where they are.
The man can then be heard moaning in agony, with his shirt soaked in blood. Lavish Reynolds claims that the couple was pulled over in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area for a busted taillight and that her boyfriend, identified by WCCO as Philando Castile, was shot four or five times.
“Please, officer, don’t tell me he’s gone; please don’t tell me that you did this to him. You shot four bullets into him, sir,” Reynolds begs, during the aftermath.
“Get the female passenger out,” an officer shouts. Officers then arrest Reynolds and tell her she is being detained while “this is all sorted out.”
“Please, Jesus, no!” she shouts at one point. “… don’t let him be gone, Lord.”
Lavish Reynold’s Facebook page said that she works at the Embassy Suites hotel, but it has since been removed.
Reynolds is from Chicago and lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, but the Facebook Live video records that it was filmed in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.