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Man dies after officer-involved shooting during traffic stop in Minnesota

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Published: Jul. 7, 2016 at 7:48 AM CDT
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A traffic stop in a Minnesota town leaves one man dead, in the second, fatal officer-involved shooting in two days, across the country.

32-year-old Philando Castile was shot several times by a police officer, after according to his girlfriend, he was pulled over for a busted tail light.

Castile later died at a local hospital.

Castile's girlfriend Lavisha Reynolds was in the car with her young daughter at the time of the incident.

She livestreamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook, in a video that shows Castile covered in blood.

Reynolds says Castile told the officer he was licensed to carry a weapon, but when he started to put his hands up, he was shot several times in the arm.

Valerie Castile, Philand's mother, tells CBS Minnesota her son was a cafeteria supervisor at J.J. Hill Montessori School in St. Paul.

The officer involved has been placed on administrative leave.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating.