Street to be named after Philando Castile in Falcon Heights

Residents in Falcon Heights will soon see a change on one of their streets.

Signs marking "Philando Castile Memorial Avenue" will start going up along a portion of Larpenteur Avenue.

Castile was shot and killed by a Saint Anthony police officer during a traffic stop nearly five years ago. The 32-year-old worked at the St. Paul Public School District as a supervisor in the nutrition services department.

Falcon Heights considering naming section of Larpenteur Ave. after Philando Castile

More than 20,000 signatures were submitted in support of the change.

The first sign will be unveiled at an event Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Larpenteur Avenue and Fry Street.

A jury found the officer who shot Castile not guilty.