Police shoot and kill a 20-year-old black man on Sunday outside of Minneapolis – just a few miles from where Derek Chauvin are testing for the murder of George Floyd.
Police in the Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, said in one declare that officers fired a driver for a traffic violation at around 2 pm on Sunday, it was later learned that he had a wanted warrant. They started him, but “drove the car back into the car,” and then an officer shot him.
The police did not disclose the victim’s name, but Katie Wright has identified him is her son, Daunte Wright, 20 years old.
Lead shooting hundreds of people gather in front of the Brooklyn Central Police Department headquarters on Sunday night. The police fired tear gas, bullet line, and grenade exploding at protesters, as caught by pictures and video tweeted from the scene. Then, at about 11:30 p.m., the police declaring the protests “illegal” and threatened to arrest anyone remaining, Minnesota Public Radio News reported. Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington announced that Monday morning about 20 businesses were looted.
Earlier in the day, hundreds had gathered at the scene of Wright’s death. Police Officer come in riot equipmentAccording to the Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter Kim Hyatt. Some protesters smashed police cars windshield, and a police officer shot a man with a rubber bullet, Hyatt tweeted.
Wright’s mother, Katie, said her son was taking his new car to clean it when he was pulled over by police, according to a tweet by MPR News reporter Tim Nelson. In a video shared on Facebook Live, Katie Wright said he was towed for leaving the air cooler in his car. (In some states, it is illegal to hang up an air cooler from the rearview mirror.)
Brooklyn Central Police did not disclose the specific “traffic violation” in its statement. The staff involved were all wearing body cameras, which police believe “was triggered in this incident.”
Wright’s girlfriend is believed to have been in the car at the time of the shooting. Brooklyn Central Police said a female passenger in the car was treated for the injury at the local hospital.
Wright is the father of a child, Daunte Jr., the baby will turn 2 in July, according to Star Tribune reporter Kim Hyatt.
Wright’s death came at a time of increasing tension in and around Minneapolis, with a looming verdict for the murder of George Floyd in May 2020. Floyd’s death sparked a protests across the country last year, and police across the country responded to these protests with violence.
Derek Chauvin, Floyd’s murder officer, has been on trial for murder since early March. When the trial began, government buildings in Minneapolis were Surrounded by obstacles and fences, and the authorities have summoned thousands of police and National Guard members.
National guard arrived in the Brooklyn Center on Monday morning following Sunday’s shooting, according to Star Tribune correspondent Andy Mannix. Harrington, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, said state soldiers also deployed to the region, and state officials are examine curfew, according to Minneapolis Public Radio correspondent Tim Nelson.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Arrest, a statewide agency that assists with several investigations by state and local police, tweeted on Sunday that agents are on their way to the Brooklyn Center to investigate the shooting.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz tweeted on Sunday that he is “closely monitoring the situation at the Brooklyn Center” and is “praying for Daunte Wright’s family as our state mourns another black man’s life being enforced. arrest law. “
Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott tweeted on Sunday that the shooting was “tragic.” He asked the peaceful protesters and the police not to retaliate by force.
Brooklyn Central Police did not respond to a request for comment.