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Another black man shot dead by cops day after Alton Sterling

SHOT DEAD: Philando Castille

A DAY after the police shot dead 37-year-old Louisiana father Alton Sterling, law enforcement officers in the US have fatally shot another black man.

Philando Castille was wounded while reaching for his wallet, according to his girlfriend, who livestreamed the bloody aftermath of the traffic stop gone wrong yesterday (July 6).

Her young daughter was also in the car. She can be heard comforting her mother during the ordeal.

The 32-year-old died at a Minneapolis hospital, a family member told The Washington Post.

Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile, confirmed to CBS Minnesota that her son had died at Hennepin County Medical Center.

“He killed my boyfriend,” said the woman, whose Facebook page names her as Lavish Reynolds.

In the video, she says Castile was legally licensed to carry a firearm and was reaching for his identification when the officer opened fire.

“He let the officer know that he had a firearm and he was reaching for his wallet and the officer just shot him in his arm,” Reynolds says in the video.

As a bloody Castile moans and appears to lose consciousness, the officer can be heard in the background shouting expletives in apparent frustration.

"Mam, keep your hands on where they are,” he shouts at Reynolds. “I told him not to reach for it! I told him to get his hands up.”

“You told him to get his ID, sir, his driver’s license,” Reynolds responds. “Oh my god. Please don’t tell me he’s dead. Please don’t tell me my boyfriend just went like that.”

The officer, a member of the St. Anthony Police department, has not been identified.

Sgt. Jon Mangseth, interim chief, said the shooting was the first he could remember in the department’s history.

“We haven’t had an officer involved shooting in 30 years or more, I’d have to go back in the history books.” He said. “It’s shocking, it’s not something that occurs in this area often.”

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