New Memorial Planned Near Site Of Castile Shooting
MINNEAPOLIS (AP)-The mother of Philando Castile says a permanent memorial is being planned near the spot where her son was shot and killed by a police officer.
Valerie Castile unveiled a temporary memorial Saturday that will serve as a placeholder until funds are raised to put a permanent marker at the site on Larpenteur Avenue.
Philando Castile, who was black, was killed July 6 during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights.
The shooting's gruesome aftermath was streamed live on Facebook by his girlfriend, who was in the car.
Prosecutors said the 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker was shot after he told St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez he was armed. Authorities later discovered that Castile had a permit to carry a weapon.
Yanez is charged with manslaughter and other counts.