Photos: Police shooting in Falcon Heights sparks protests


Investigators on the scene.
1 Investigators at the scene of the police shooting in Falcon Heights. 
Officers gather at the scene of the shooting.
2 Police officers gather at the scene of the shooting on Larpenteur Avenue in Falcon Heights. 
Nasiy Mitsva, cousin of Philando Castile
3 Nasiy Mitsva, cousin of Philando Castile, talked with reporters at the scene of the shooting. 
Protesters gather across the street from shooting.
4 Protesters gather across the street from where Philando Castile was shot and killed. A video of the aftermath of the shooting surfaced on Facebook and many came to the scene after they saw it. 
People begin a memorial for a man shot and killed.
5 People gather and start a memorial at the northwest corner of Fry Street and Larpenteur Avenue. 
A protester shouts at police.
6 A protester shouts at police across the street from where Philando Castile was shot and killed. 
Police at the shooting scene.
7 Police secure evidence at the shooting scene. 
Protesters gather at scene
8 A woman joins others gathered at the scene of the shooting. 
Protesters gather outside of Governor's Mansion.
9 Protesters gather outside of the governor's residence on Summit Avenue in St. Paul, trying to get Gov. Mark Dayton to come out and talk about the police shooting. 
Adja Gildersleve leads the crowd in a chant.
10 Adja Gildersleve, a Black Lives Matter activist, leads the crowd in a chant outside of the governor's residence. 
Protesters gather outside the gov. residence.
11 Protesters outside of the governor's residence. 
Woman rings doorbell at governor's residence
12 A woman rings the doorbell at the gate of the governor's residence. 
Protesters at governor's residence
13 By daybreak Thursday, several protesters remained outside the mansion despite a light rain. 
Diamond Reynolds
14 Diamond Reynolds cries in the arms of protesters while speaking to the media outside the governor's mansion in St. Paul on Thursday, June 7, 2016. 
Diamond Reynolds
15 Diamond Reynolds speaks to the media outside the governor's mansion in St. Paul on Thursday, July 7, 2016. 
Gov. Mark Dayton and Clarence Castile
16 Governor Mark Dayton speaks to Philando Castile's uncle Clarence Castile during the NAACP press conference outside of the governor's mansion on Thursday, July 7. 
Pastor Danny Givens
17 Pastor Danny Givens speaks next to NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds. 
Philando Castile's cousin Antonio Johnson.
18 Philando Castile's cousin Antonio Johnson speaks to the media and protesters outside of the governor's mansion. "He was a peaceful man and he would have wanted us to carry on in peace," Johnson said. 
Diamond Reynolds and daughter
19 Diamond Reynolds and her daughter speak to the media alongside Philando Castile's uncle Clarence Castile. 
Ericka Cullars-Golden speaks.
20 Ericka Cullars-Golden is embraced by protesters at the NAACP press conference. Cullars-Golden's son was shot and killed last year by St. Paul Police. 
Clarence Castile
21 Philando Castile's uncle Clarence Castile speaks to a crowd outside of the governor's mansion. 
Mona Dohman speaks at a press conference.
22 Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety Mona Dohman speaks about the ongoing investigation into the police shooting of Philando Castile during a press conference in the governor's briefing room in St. Paul. 
Diamond Reynolds and Clarence Castile
23 Diamond Reynolds and Clarence Castile outside the governor's mansion. 
Protesters outside governor's mansion
24 Carola Schneider, right, and Sharon Smith, far left, hold signs that were passed out to the crowd in front of the governor's mansion. 
Nekima Levy-Pounds and Gov. Mark Dayton
25 Governor Mark Dayton listens to the NAACP Press Conference next to NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds and the daughter of Diamond Reynolds. 
Protesters outside governor's mansion
26 Protesters listen to speakers in front of the governor's mansion. Summit Ave is blocked off for the crowd. 
Protesters outside governor's mansion
27 Tia Williams draws with chalk as her daughter Aissa Bathily, 8, lays down on Summit Ave. 
Protesters outside governor's mansion
28 Hester Boeing, right, wipes tears away as she considers her own 4-year-old son and what it must have been like for Diamond Reynolds and her child to have witnessed the shooting of Philando Castile. Boeing attended high school with Reynolds. She stood here listening to speakers outside the governor's mansion.