Officer Who Shot Philando Castile Identified
According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez fired the shots that killed Philando Castile, 32, Wednesday evening during a traffic stop. Yanez is a four-year veteran of the department and, according to officials Thursday night, he approached the driver’s side of Castile’s vehicle after pulling him over for a broken taillight. “At one point during the interaction, Officer Yanez discharged his weapon, striking Castile multiple times,” the BCA said in a statement. “No one else was injured.” The agency also identified officer Joseph Kauser as having taken part in the traffic stop gone awry.