The Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile as his girlfriend live streamed it for the world to see, has finally spoke out about the incident.
According to the NY Post, Latino officer Jeronimo Yanez was reacting to the presence of Castile’s gun, which was sitting on his lap. Although on the video, Diamond Reynolds, the girlfriend of Castile says that they did comply, the officer however says that they didn’t comply when asked to put their hands up.
Yanez attorney, Thomas Kelly says that his client is very saddened by what happened. This investigation is still pending and the events that led up to shooting hasn’t been reported yet.