LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

Authorities Release Dashcam Video From Shooting Of Philando Castile

Newly released dashcam video footage shows the brief interaction that ended with police officer Jeronimo Yanez shooting and killing motorist Philando Castile in July 2016.

Minnesota Public Radio has posted the video of the stop that turned into tragedy in just eight seconds. A warning: the video includes graphic content and language some viewers may find disturbing.

The video shows Yanez pulling Castile over and approaching the car and talking to the driver. It includes audio from a microphone Yanez was wearing.

The video captures Yanez telling Castile his brake lights are out. Then he asks Castile for his driver's license and insurance.

Castile hands over the cards and says, "Sir, I do have to tell you I do have a firearm on me." Yanez calmly responds, "Okay. Don't reach for it then." His voice rises suddenly and he yells, "Don't pull it out. Don't pull it out."

Yanez fires seven shots into the vehicle. Five hit Castile.

What happened next inside the vehicle is already known. Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, began recording the aftermath of the shooting as Castile sat in the driver's seat bleeding. Reynolds broadcast the video on Facebook Live.

Less than 30 seconds after Yanez fired the shots, the dashcam video shows a young girl — Reynolds' daughter — slowly get out of the back seat of the car before being grabbed by another officer.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Ramsey County Attorney's Office released the video Tuesday, just four days after Yanez was found not guilty on all counts connected to the shooting. The video was among the evidence gathered in the investigation and used in the trial.

Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit

Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)