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I don't want you to get shooted!': Castile's daughter pleads with mother after father's death

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The four-year-old daughter of slain Philando Castile warned her mother, Diamond Reynolds, to stop screaming after the shooting death of her father for fear that Reynolds would be shot next.

In a video released Tuesday by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Reynolds and her daughter can be seen sitting in the back of a police car.

As Reynolds' cell phone battery dies, she screams, "F**k!"

In response, Castile's daughter says, "No please don't scream ... 'cause I don't want you to get shooted."

Reynolds can then be seen kissing her daughter, telling her "OK, give me a kiss."

"My phone just died, that's all," Reynolds adds.

In response, the four-year-old says, "I could keep you safe."

As the nearly two-minute video continues, Reynolds can be heard telling her daughter to come closer to her for comfort.

"I can't believe they just did that," Reynolds says as they both break down in tears.

As Reynolds struggles to remove her handcuffs, the child begs her mother not to "get shooted."

"They [sic] not gonna shoot me, OK?" Reynolds says. "I'm already in handcuffs."

The toddler pleads, "Don't take them off" and later adds, "I wish this town was safer."

"I don't want it to be like this anymore," Castile's daughter cries.

After being pulled over for a faulty brake light, Castile was fatally shot in 2016 by Officer Jeronimo Yanez after telling the officer that he had a firearm in his possession.

Last week, a jury acquitted Yanez of manslaughter, but local law enforcement officials revealed that Yanez would not be returning to the police department.

Additionally, Yanez was acquitted on two felony charges of endangering Reynolds, as well as her 4-year-old daughter, who was secured in the back of the vehicle in a child’s carseat.

During the trial, Yanez told the court that he feared for his life.

“I know he had an object and it was dark,” Yanez told investigators, “and he was pulling it out with his right hand. And as he was pulling it out I, a million things started going through my head. And I thought I was gonna die.”

Warning: the video below contains strong language.

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