Photos: Police shooting in Falcon Heights sparks protests

Investigators on the scene.
Investigators at the scene of the police shooting in Falcon Heights.
Tim Nelson | MPR News

Updated: 5:45 p.m. | Posted 6:11 a.m.

A St. Anthony police officer shot and killed an African-American man during a traffic stop Wednesday night in Falcon Heights with much of the bloody aftermath apparently recorded on video.

The man was identified by family members as Philando Castile, 32.

As news of the shooting spread, some 200 protesters gathered at one point near the site while authorities pursued the investigation, searching for evidence in and around the car.

Protesters also gathered outside the governor's mansion in St. Paul. Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday morning he's pressing for a federal investigation.

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