The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has released a statement saying that the Palm Bay Police Department officer who fatally shot Philandale Castile is being treated for non-life threatening injuries and is no longer on active duty.
The statement came after the shooting of Castile, 32, on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the sheriff’s department, Castile was in a car with a female passenger when the officer stopped her on suspicion of driving under the influence.
He fired multiple shots at the car, hitting Castile once in the left chest.
“We have no further comment,” the Palm County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said.
In a statement released after the incident, the sheriff also called for a thorough review of the officer’s actions.
“The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Department and the Palm Springs Police Department are working closely with the FBI and our law enforcement partners as we continue our investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of Philando,” the statement said.
The Palm Bay Sheriff’s office also released a new video of Castille’s shooting.
The officer in the video has a red jacket on and the weapon appears to be a shotgun, though he appears to not have fired any rounds.
“He was shot by the Palm Hills Officer in a private home,” the sheriff said.
“An autopsy will be conducted.
We have not determined what caused the injury.”
Castile’s family, including his father, told CNN that they are not happy about the release of the video.
“There’s no way they can release that video, they have to get it cleared,” said Philando’s father, Jeronimo Castile.
“You can’t even watch it.”
“I’ve had to look at all my children and say, ‘Who’s that?'”
Jeronomo Castile said.
He told CNN he believes the video released by the sheriff is misleading.
“I feel like they are hiding something,” Jeronemo said.
Castile had a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
He was shot twice in the chest and was taken to a local hospital where he died, according to the Palm Beaches Police Department.
Castiles family members and the public were outraged by the incident.
“They should not have killed Philando, because he’s black, he’s a civil rights activist, he was unarmed, and they killed him,” Jeroimo said.
Jeronim said that while he and his family are happy with the investigation, he hopes the video will eventually lead to answers.
“Until then, they need to go to the ground and get their gun and let us know who they are,” Jeromimo said of the deputies.
“What’s going to happen when that happens is somebody’s going, ‘Oh my God, he shot me, he didn’t shoot him, I saw it.'”