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Woman Live-Streams After Police Fatally Shoot Boyfriend in Minnesota


(ABC)-- Police in Minnesota have confirmed that a man has died after being shot by an officer Wednesday night while inside a car with a woman and child -- the aftermath which lit up social media.

It was apparently documented in a Facebook Live recording posted by a woman in the car, who identified herself as the man's girlfriend.

The incident occurred in the city of Falcon Heights, a suburb of Saint Paul.

The person who was shot has been identified by family as Philando Castile.

The president of the NAACP Minneapolis chapter also confirmed the name in a tweet early Thursday.

The video, posted Wednesday night on Facebook Live, appeared to show an incident like the one police described. The video showed the woman sitting in a car with Castile whose shirt appeared to be soaked in blood, saying an officer shot her boyfriend.

The St. Anthony Police Department said in a statement early Thursday that at 9 p.m. "a St. Anthony Police Officer effected a traffic stop on Larpenteur and Fry in the City of Falcon Heights, Minnesota. During the stop, shots were fired. One adult male was taken to the hospital. We have been informed that this individual is deceased."

The statement continued, "No one else was injured and the BCA has been called in to investigate this officer involved shooting. A handgun was recovered from the scene."

The police department acknowledged there may be video of the incident on social media.

Prior to the statement announcing the man's death, interim St. Anthony Police Chief Jon Mangseth told ABC Minnesota affiliate, KSTP, said "I don't know the reason for the traffic stop or what the circumstances were."

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