July 6: Philando Castile, a 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker, is fatally shot after St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez stops his car in Falcon Heights. Castile’s girlfriend livestreams the aftermath on Facebook, and the widely shared video draws protesters to the scene.
July 7: Protesters converge overnight at Gov. Mark Dayton’s official residence in St. Paul. Dayton says he doesn’t think the shooting would have happened if Castile had been white. More than 1,000 people gather that evening at the school where Castile worked, and hundreds walk back afterward to the governor’s residence.
July 8: Ramsey County Attorney John Choi says he’ll decide later whether he or a grand jury will rule on bringing charges against Yanez.
July 9: Yanez’s attorney Thomas Kelly says the shooting had nothing to do with Castile’s race, and that Yanez was reacting to fact that Castile was carrying a gun. Police use chemical irritants to clear rock-and-bottle-throwing demonstrators from Interstate 94 in St. Paul. Officers arrest more than 100 people. Police say 21 officers were hurt; none seriously.
July 10: The governor condemns the I-94 shutdown as “unlawful and extremely dangerous.”
July 11: Forty-six people are charged with rioting for the I-94 protest. Kelly says Yanez thought Castile looked like “a possible match” for a suspect in a recent armed robbery.
July 12: Castile’s family says it will file a lawsuit in his death.
July 13: Police arrest 42 protesters who block traffic on Interstate 35W near downtown Minneapolis during the morning rush hour.
July 14: A funeral for Castile at the St. Paul Cathedral draws thousands of mourners.
July 26-27: Police arrest 69 protesters encamped outside the governor’s residence.
July 29: Choi adds former U.S. Department of Justice attorney and former Hamline University Law School dean Don Lewis, who is black, to his team as a special prosecutor in a bid to enhance trust in the investigation.
Aug. 24: The St. Anthony Police Department says it put Yanez back on administrative leave after he had briefly returned to limited duty, citing “concerns and other feedback from the community.”
Sept. 28: The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says it has completed its investigation and turned over its findings to Choi.
Nov. 16: Prosecutors announce that Yanez has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in Castile’s shooting. The announcement comes one day after the anniversary of the high-profile killing by police of another black man in Minnesota, Jamar Clark, in Minneapolis. No charges were filed in that case.