Timeline of Philando Castile shooting, protests

Philando Castile timeline

ST. PAUL, Minn. - It was the Facebook live video seen around the world. 

The moments after 32-year-old Philando Castile was shot by a St. Anthony police officer during a traffic stop were broadcast live by Castile's girlfriend, setting off a wave of protests, investigations and heightened emotions.

Here is a timeline of major events that followed:

Wednesday, July 6:

  • Philando Castile, a 32-year-old black man, and his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds, along with her daughter, were driving in the area of Larpenteur Avenue West and Fry Street around 9 p.m. in Falcon Heights when they were pulled over by a Falcon Heights police officer, allegedly for a broken tail light. 
  • Castile, who was armed at the time, told the officer that he had a permit to carry and did have a weapon on him. As Reynolds states in the video, he was allegedly reaching for his wallet to show the permit when the officer shot him several times. 
  • Reynolds used Facebook Live to broadcast what happened following the shooting.
  • Castile died later that evening at Hennepin County Medical Center.
  • People gathered at the scene to protest the shooting. The crowd later marched to the Governor's residence.

Thursday, July 7:

Friday, July 8:

Saturday, July 9:

  • Protests take place at Loring Park and the Governor's Mansion.
  • Protesters shutdown I-94 for nearly five hours, injuring 21 police officers and six State Patrol officers. A total of 102 people were arrested in conjunction with the highway protest and at other locations.
  • The lawyer for the St. Anthony police officer insists his client was reacting to Castile's gun, not his race -- says the officer believed Castile was a robbery suspect. 

Monday, July 11: 

Tuesday, July 12:

Thursday, July 14:

Friday, July 29:

Monday, Aug. 1:

Wednesday, Aug. 17:

Wednesday, Aug. 24:

Thursday, Sept. 1:

Wednesday, Sept. 28:

Wednesday, Nov. 16:

  • Choi announces second-degree manslaughter charges against Officer Jeronimo Yanez in the death of Philando Castile. Choi says the use of deadly force was not justified in this case. Choi also files charges of dangerous discharge against the officer for endangering Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter. 
  • Yanez is said to be turning himself into authorities -- his first court appearance will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday. 


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