Facebook ‘Live’ Video shows fatal shooting of Black man by police

BELGRADE - FEBRUARY 08 2014: Logo of popular social media website Facebook on PC monitor screen

Facebook ‘Live’ video feature captured a fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer. The video was taken by the victims girlfriend. Read this report by the Associated Press and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: 

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) – The fatal shooting of a black man in his car by a Minnesota police officer went viral Thursday, its aftermath broadcast live over Facebook by the victim’s girlfriend, who cried that he had just been shot “for no apparent reason.”

The shooting happened late Wednesday during a traffic stop in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights. The interim police chief in nearby St. Anthony, Jon Mangseth, said he was aware of the video but had not seen it.

In the video, the woman describes being pulled over for a “busted tail light” and says her boyfriend had told the officer he was carrying a gun for which he was licensed. She says he was shot as he reached for his wallet.

The video appeared to be genuine, but The Associated Press could not immediately verify it with family members, and authorities did not confirm its authenticity.

For more, visit: Journal Sentinel.