FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- (WITI) -- Authorities say that a man is dead after being shot by police Wednesday evening after being pulled over in a traffic stop.
The incident took place in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, near Minneapolis.
The victim’s name is Philando Castile, his mother Valerie told CNN affiliate WCCO.
No one besides Castile was injured in the shooting — which comes amid a national debate in the U.S. on when officers can use lethal force — Sgt. Jon Mangseth, the interim chief of the St. Anthony Police Department, told reporters.
In the car with him were a young girl and an adult woman, who livestreamed the immediate aftermath of the shooting on Facebook.