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A Timeline Of The Philando Castile Shooting

The 32-year-old was pulled over around 9 p.m. Wednesday with his girlfriend and her daughter in the car.
A sign reading, 'Justice for Philando,' and police tape are draped over the entrance of the Governor's Mansion following the
A sign reading, 'Justice for Philando,' and police tape are draped over the entrance of the Governor's Mansion following the police shooting death of a black man on July 7, 2016 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Police in the St. Paul, Minnesota, suburb of Falcon Heights shot and killed 32-year-old Philando Castile during a traffic stop Wednesday.

Here’s what we know:

9:00 p.m.: Police pulled over Castile, his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and Reynolds’ daughter around this time. Reynolds says they were pulled over for having a tail light out.

Between 9:00 and 9:06 p.m.: Shots are fired by a police officer from St. Anthony, a nearby city. 

9:06 p.m.: Reynolds starts live-streaming to Facebook, beginning with video of Castile, wounded in the front seat. He appears to fall unconscious shortly after.

9:12 p.m.: Reynolds is handcuffed, then placed in the back seat of a police cruiser approximately six minutes into the video.

9:37 p.m.: Castile is taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, where he is pronounced dead.

12:45 a.m., Thursday: During a brief press conference, St. Anthony’s interim Police Chief Jon Mangseth confirms shots were fired during a traffic stop, resulting in a death. Mangseth adds that a handgun was recovered at the scene, and the officer involved has been placed on paid leave, pending an investigation by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. 

1:30 a.m.: Around 200 people gather at the site of the shooting.

2:00 a.m.: Protesters gather outside the Minnesota governor’s residence in St. Paul.

10:20 a.m.: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) says he’s “shocked and horrified” by what occurred, and calls for a federal inquiry into the shooting by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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