Daunte Wright Wiki – Daunte Wright Bio
Daunte Wright has been identified as a Black Minnesota man killed by police in a Minneapolis suburb on Sunday, April 12, 2021. Wright was pulled over by officers in Brooklyn Center just before 2 p.m., according to a press release from the police department. During the traffic stop, police said Wright began to drive away, and an officer opened fire, striking him. Wright drove another several blocks before crashing, police said.
According to multiple Facebook pages, Daunte Wright used over his life, the Minneapolis resident was born in Chicago and moved to Minnesota when he was young. He said he attended both Edison High School and Blaine High School and studied at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
He was 20 years old.
Daunte Wright Shot And Killed
In Minnesota, a police officer fatally shot a motorist on Sunday in the city of Brooklyn Center, about 10 miles north of Minneapolis. A police officer is on trial and charged with murdering George Floyd last year, the authorities and witnesses said.
Tense scene at the intersection of 63rd and Lee Ave N in Brooklyn Center. A crowd is shouting at the press and police saying that an officer didn’t have to kill a man. BCA is here investigating. pic.twitter.com/laVrMLsF8v
— Kim Hyatt (@kimvhyatt) April 11, 2021
By late Sunday, police officers in body armor and helmets formed a defensive line around the Brooklyn Center Police Department Headquarters as a large crowd of protesters gathered. Just before 10 p.m., the police declared the gathering unlawful, ordered people to disperse, and appeared to have released a gas irritant and other devices in an attempt to distribute them.
The scene had been largely nonviolent, though hours earlier, a crowd gathered near the location where the driver died included some people who jumped on police vehicles and broke their windows, according to the video posted on Facebook. People chanted “Black Lives They Matter Here,” and “Hands up, don’t shoot,” outside the police building as the police released gas to disperse
Just before 2 p.m., officers pulled over a driver for a traffic violation and determined that the driver had an outstanding warrant, the Brooklyn Center Police Department said in a statement. Officers tried to arrest the driver, but he “re-entered the vehicle,” the police said.
“One officer discharged their firearm, striking the driver,” the statement said. “The vehicle then traveled several blocks before striking another vehicle.”
The driver died at the scene of the crash in a residential neighborhood, the police said. The police also said they believed body-worn cameras and dashboard cameras “were activated” during the episode.
Wright’s family said at the scene that he was the father of a son, Daunte Wright Jr., who will turn 2 in July, Star Tribune reporter Kim Hyatt tweeted.
Wright’s sister said on a YouTube Livestream by independent Minnesota media outlet Unicorn Riot, “He was so goofy. He just makes everybody happy. They took my brother away from me. … I’m so hurt, they really just took him. … I still can’t believe it. I’m still feeling like I’m going to go home and see him. It really hurts.”
Wright’s mother, Katie Wright, told reporters, “All he did was have air fresheners in his car and they told him to get out of the car and his girlfriend said they shot him. He got back in the car and drove away and he crashed. And now he’s dead on the ground. … Nobody will tell us anything, Nobody will talk to us.
Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott tweeted, “The officer shooting in Brooklyn Center today is tragic. We are asking the protesters to continue to be peaceful and that peaceful protesters are not dealt with force.”
Brooklyn Center is a city of about 30,000 people in Hennepin County. It is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River along the northwest border of Minneapolis. The street where Wright died is about 12 miles north of where George Floyd was killed.
Who Killed Daunte Wright
Kim Potter was named the Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright after mistakenly thinking her gun was a taser. She is the police union president and a veteran officer who served as a law enforcement honor guard.
“The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has identified the officer who discharged her firearm during an officer-involved shooting incident that occurred on Sunday, April 11, in Brooklyn Center,” BCA wrote in a news release.