Within a day of each other, two men were shot and killed by U.S. police officers.
They hailed from different parts of the country — one from Louisiana in the south, the other from Minnesota in the north.
Protests over the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by a suburban police officer stretched well into Friday morning near the Minnesota governor’s residence, as new details about the encounter emerged and many here continued calling for a federal inquiry.
Late Thursday night, the authorities said Mr. Castile, a 32-year-old cafeteria supervisor at a St. Paul school, had been killed by multiple gunshot wounds, and the medical examiner ruled his death a homicide. State investigators identified the officer who shot him as Jeronimo Yanez, a four-year veteran of the St. Anthony Police Department.
Much remained unknown about the events leading up to the shooting, about Officer Yanez’s background, and about whether the Justice Department would open a separate, federal investigation into the case.
Source : NYtimes