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Photo: Minnesota cop who shot & killed “Philando Castile” is identified as Jeronimo Yanez

The Police patrolman who shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop has been identified as Jeronimo Yanez (above ). The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) released a statement Thursday evening saying Yanez and another cop, Officer Joseph Kauser, were involved in the Wednesday shooting.

According to the BCA, both cops have been with the St. Anthony Police Department for four years and are now both on standard administrative leave.

The BCA also said that Officer Yanez discharged his weapon, striking Castile multiple times Wednesdaynight in Falcon Heights following a traffic stop.

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