Authorities ID officers in fatal shooting

Authorities have identified the two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a black Minnesota man during a traffic stop.

Authorities have identified the two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a black Minnesota man during a traffic stop. (7/8/16)

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) - Authorities have identified the two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a black Minnesota man during a traffic stop.
    
The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension names them as Officer Jeronimo Yanez and Officer Joseph Kauser. It says both have been with the St. Anthony Police Department for four years.
    
The BCA statement says Yanez approached Philando Castile's car from the driver's side during the stop in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights on Wednesday night, and Kauser from the passenger side. It says Yanez opened fire, striking Castile multiple times.
    
No one else was injured.
    
Thomas Kelly, an attorney representing Yanez, did not immediately return a call seeking comment after the officers were identified. Kelly declined to comment on the case earlier Thursday.
    
The BCA says its investigation is ongoing, including interviews with witnesses. Several videos, including squad car video of the incident, have been collected. St. Anthony officers don't wear body cameras.
    
The statement does not give the officers' races. Castile was black.

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