Philado Castile was pulled over during a routine traffic stop for a broken tail light, with his girlfriend and 4-year old child in tow. During their interaction Castile informed the officer that he was concealing a firearm and had his concealed to carry license with him as well. Philando Castile was then shot four times after following the officer’s orders to reach for his wallet containing his drivers license, located in his back pocket.
Shortly after the shooting Castile’s girlfriend began to live stream ordeal on Facebook. The video quickly began treading on all social media platforms and sparked outrage across the country, as the shooting death happened just hours after Alston Sterling was murdered by police officers in Baton Rouge.