Man’s death broadcasted on Facebook, is laid to rest in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A man fatally shot by police in Minnesota was laid to rest Saturday in his hometown of S. Louis.

His death was broadcasted live by his girlfriend on Facebook, setting off a firestorm of controversy in the Twin Cities.

Friends and family of Philando Castile gathered to bid a final farewell as mourners gathered at Ronald Jones Funeral Chapel to pay their respects to the man who was shot and killed by a Minnesota police officer.

Family and   friends of Philando Castile tried to hold back their tears as they watched a white horse   drawn carriage carry Castile's body to his final resting place.

Castile’s mother is she trying to come to grips with burying her only son.

Castile was shot and killed by police in Minnesota during a traffic stop.  It was reported that Castile told the officer he was licensed to carry a gun.

Now eight weeks later he was buried in his home town of St. Louis.

Castile's mother says they will now begin to focus on the challenges his death has brought the community.