Minnesota Officer Fatally Shoots a Man, Incident Live Streamed on Facebook

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FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota officer fatally shot a man in a car with a woman and a child, an official said, and authorities are looking into whether the aftermath was livestreamed in a widely shared Facebook video, which shows a woman in a vehicle with a man whose shirt appears to be soaked in blood telling the camera “police just shot my boyfriend for no apparent reason.”

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday said “this kind of racism exists” as he called for the U.S. Justice Department to investigate after the fatal police shooting of Philando Castile, adding that he doesn’t think the fatal shooting would “have happened if those passengers…were white.”

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The video posted Wednesday night on Facebook Live appeared to show the aftermath of a shooting with a woman in a car next to a bloodied man quietly slumped in a seat.  The woman explains how their car was pulled over for a “busted tail light.”   A person assumed to be an armed police officer stands at the car’s window sounding distraught.

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