Another black man has been shot dead again in the most horrific and brutal manner, just less than 24 hours after the gruesome killing of Alton Sterling in Louisiana by white police officers.
The final moments of a black man shot by US police after being pulled over while driving have been captured in a video.
Philando Castile’s girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds live streamed the bloody aftermath in the Minnesota town of Falcon Heights, just outside Minneapolis.
“Oh my God, please don’t tell me he’s dead, please don’t tell me my boyfriend just went like that … You shot four bullets into him, sir,” the woman, identified on her Facebook page as Lavish Reynolds and also known as “Diamond”, is heard saying in the Facebook Live video.
Watch the graphic video below:
Mr Castile, 32, can be seen in the driver seat, large blood stains spreading through his white shirt.
In the 9 minute video, Ms Reynolds says her boyfriend, a school cafeteria worker, was pulled over for a broken taillight.
Ms Reynolds, who was sitting beside him, with her young daughter in the back seat, later says there was also marijuana in the car.
Mr Castile had a legal license to carry a firearm and was reaching for his license and vehicle registration when police shot him, she adds.
A statement from the St Anthony Police Department said an unidentified black man was wounded during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, at 9:00pm local time. He was taken to a hospital, where he later died.
President Barack Obama says the deadly shootings by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota are not isolated incidents. He says the U.S. has a “serious problem.”
Obama reacted to the pair of controversial deaths in a Facebook post Thursday. He says all Americans should be “deeply troubled.”