Police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile identified as Jeronimo Yanez
Minneapolis area police officer Jeronimo Yanez was identified as the patrolman who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop this week, state investigators said on Thursday.
Yanez and fellow officer Joseph Kauser, both with the St. Anthony Police Department for four years, were involved in the shooting on Wednesday evening, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said in a statement.
Both officers have been placed on administrative leave, the Bureau said.
(Reporting by David Bailey in St. Paul; Writing by Eric M. Johnson; Editing by Stephen Coates)