US: Black man fatally shot by police in Minnesota

    US: Black man fatally shot by police in Minnesota

    July 7, Washington: A Minnesota officer fatally shot a black man in car with a woman and a child as protests continued over the police killing of a black man in Louisiana.

    Authorities are looking into whether the aftermath was live streamed in a widely shared Facebook video, which shows a woman in a vehicle with a man whose shirt appears to be soaked in blood telling the camera "police just shot my boyfriend for no apparent reason."

    Philando Castile's girlfriend live-streamed the St Paul incident's aftermath, showing him covered in blood as an officer pointed his gun at him. He was shot as he reached for his driving licence, she said.

    It follows the death of Alton Sterling, who was shot dead by police during an incident in Baton Rouge on Tuesday.

    Hundreds of people have protested for two nights over Sterling's killing.

    Before he was shot, he told the officer that he was licensed to carry a concealed gun and had one in his possession, she said.

    Castile, 32, worked as a cafeteria supervisor at a Montessori school. His cousin Antonio Johnson told the Star Tribune newspaper he was "immediately criminally profiled" because he was black, reports said.

    About 200 people have been protesting outside State Governor Mark Dayton's mansion in St Paul.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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