The household of a 20-year-old Minnesota man says he was shot and killed by police Sunday earlier than reentering his automotive and crashing the car a number of blocks away, additional inflaming tensions over using police violence throughout the nation.
Relatives of Daunte Wright advised a crowd gathered in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, about 10 miles north of Minneapolis, that Wright drove for a brief distance after he was shot and died on the scene following a traffic stop, according to The Star Tribune.
“He called me at about 1:40, said he was getting pulled over by the police,” stated a lady, who identifies herself as Wright’s mom, in line with a Facebook Live video. “He said they pulled him over because he had air fresheners hanging from his rearview mirror.”
Citing Wright’s mom, The New York Times reported that Wright was in a car his household had simply given him two weeks in the past, and was driving along with his girlfriend.
By Sunday night, about 100 folks had gathered close to the scene the place Wright died, reported the Star-Tribune.
Protesters pushed previous police tape, confronting officers donning riot gear and breaking the windshields of two police automobiles. Police fired non-lethal rounds to attempt to disperse the gang, stated the newspaper.
But as police presence fell later within the night, thecrowd calmly gathered to gentle candles and write messages like “Justice for Daunte Wright” in chalk close to the scene.
“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 with force,” Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott said on Twitter.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced on Twitter he was “closely monitoring the situation in Brooklyn Center.”
According to a statement from Brooklyn Center Police, officers stopped a person shortly earlier than 2 p.m. Sunday after figuring out the driving force had an excellent warrant. Police stated once they tried to arrest the driving force, the driving force reentered the car and drove away.
An officer fired on the car, placing the driving force. Police stated the car traveled a number of blocks earlier than hitting one other car.
Police additionally stated Brooklyn Center officers put on body-worn cameras and so they additionally consider sprint cameras have been activated through the incident.
The taking pictures occurred with Minneapolis already on edge and halfway by the trial of the primary of 4 police officers in George Floyd’s loss of life. Floyd’s loss of life sparked almost a month of protests for police reform the place he died in Minneapolis and throughout the nation.
Contributing: The Associated Press