Early Thursday morning, the world watched as a woman broadcast the aftermath of an officer-involved shooting on Facebook Live.
Lavish Reynolds began filming from her Facebook account seconds after a Minnesota police officer fatally shot her boyfriend, 32-year-old Philando Castile.
According to Reynolds, they were pulled over for having a broken taillight, and Castile identified himself to the cop as a concealed carry firearm permit holder.
When he was asked to show identification, Castile reached into his pocket, and that’s when Reynolds claims the as-yet-to-be-named officer fired between three and five rounds into the car. Reynolds’ child was in the back seat during the shooting.
“I told him not to reach for it. I told him to get his hand out,” the officer is heard barking at Reynolds.
The ensuing madness shows Castile slump over and lose consciousness. He was eventually pronounced dead at a local hospital.
For almost 10 minutes, Reynolds broadcast what happened. She was briefly placed in handcuffs and then ultimately released to rejoin her daughter.
Some of the last moments of the recording capture the little girl’s heartbreaking message to her mom.