Philando Castile, shot and killed by Minnesota police officer laid to rest in Missouri
MINNEAPOLIS — Philando Castille, shot and killed by a Minnesota police officer in July was laid to rest this weekend in Missouri.
A memorial service was held Saturday, September 3rd at at Ronald L. Jones Funeral Chapels in St. Louis. It was followed by a funeral procession to Calvary Cemetery.
The 32-year-old Castile died July 6th after a St. Anthony police officer shot him during a traffic stop.
Video of the shooting’s gruesome aftermath was streamed live online by Castile’s girlfriend, who said Castile was shot after he told the officer he was armed and had a permit to carry.
Authorities are investigating.
Also Saturday, community members in Minnesota gathered at the site of Castile’s shooting to demand justice for Castile and others killed by police.