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New dashcam video shows Philando Castile clearly tell cop he has a firearm

In a new dashcam video of the shooting of Philando Castile, the victim can be heard clearly telling officer Jeronimo Yanez that he had a firearm.

The video shows Yanez telling Castile that he’s being pulled over because he has a brake light out. “Sir, I have to tell you, I do have a firearm on me,” Castile says in the video, which is graphic.

“Okay, don’t reach for it then,” Yanez says. “Don’t pull it out.”

Castile then appears to say that he’s not pulling out the gun before Yanez shoots him.

Later in the video, Yanez is interviewed by another officer and admits that he didn’t actually see Castile grab for a gun, but was nervous.

“I didn’t know where the gun was, he didn’t tell me where the f*cking gun was, and then it was just getting hanky. He was just staring straight ahead, and I was getting f*cking nervous and then … I told him to get his f*cking hand off his gun…”

Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and her 4-year-old daughter were in the car when the shooting happened. Reynolds’ Facebook live stream of the shooting’s aftermath is included in the video.

This Friday, a jury found Yanez not guilty on charges of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of reckless discharge of a firearm.

Watch the video below (WARNING: Graphic):

[H/T The Huffington Post] Featured image via screen grab

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