Celebrities Respond to Falcon Heights Shooting of Philando Castile Recorded on Facebook
Less than 24 hours after the senseless shooting of Alton Sterling, a man was shot while being pulled over for an alleged broken taillight on Wednesday night (July 6) in Falcon Heights, Minn.
His girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, recorded the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook Live as he lay dying in their car.
“Oh my God, please don’t tell me he’s dead,” she says in the graphic video. “Please don’t tell me my boyfriend just went like that.”
Diamond tells the camera that the officer asked to see Philando‘s identification and he told them he had a licensed weapon on him.
He was then reportedly shot four times while reaching for his wallet. Diamond‘s daughter was present. This is still a developing story.
Facebook has since taken the video down.
Celebrities immediately took to Twitter to express their disbelief and outrage.
How is it before I lay down to sleep it happens again. #FalconHeights I HAVE NO WORDS.
— Danielle Brooks (@thedanieb) July 7, 2016
This. ✊🏽🙏🏽 I definitely don't feel like praying right now. I am outraged. Yet, I know I need it more than ever. https://t.co/5K4gmrIiHx
— Kendrick Sampson (@kendrick38) July 7, 2016
Click inside to see more celebrity reactions to the shooting to Philando Castile…
And as if I thought it couldn't get worse. That #FalconHeights murder is even harder to watch. They killed that man in front of his baby 😔
— BEN BALLER™ (@BENBALLER) July 7, 2016
— Grace Byers (@gracegealey) July 7, 2016
Wow…… Back to back just like that. #PhilandoCastile.. RIP big bruh
— Diggy (@diggy_simmons) July 7, 2016
— josh groban (@joshgroban) July 7, 2016
Another day, another hashtag. You didn't deserve this, brother. You didn't deserve this. #PhilandoCastile
— NE-YO (@NeYoCompound) July 7, 2016
— Meagan Good (@MeaganGood) July 7, 2016
Let's go NRA. I know y'all are for the 2nd amendment. Are you also for equal protection? https://t.co/PaKMcZ7ina
— John Legend (@johnlegend) July 7, 2016
Please god NO NO NO. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH https://t.co/C5gUGnk5rM
— alabama whitman (@maebirdwing) July 7, 2016