What Philando Castile did not know, and never would know, is the real reason he was stopped. As is often the case, the broken tail light on his car was a pretext, a reason to allow a cop to stop him when he was otherwise following the traffic laws.
A closer look at Larpenteur Avenue shows a local business, closer to Highway 280, in Lauderdale:
|Scene of a crime|
The distance between the Super USA and the corner of Larpenteur and Fry is 1.7 miles:
|A short trip|