Man shot, killed during Minnesota traffic stop sparks unrest
Demonstrators started protesting on Sunday after another officer-involved death of a Black man
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Mourners have gathered in a Minnesota city where a man was shot by a police officer during a traffic stop, then crashed and later died.
A large law enforcement presence remained in Brooklyn Center early Monday as demonstrators also protested in the community just outside Minneapolis.
Relatives of 20-year-old Daunte Wright say he was shot by police Sunday afternoon before getting back into his car and driving away. Wright then crashed several blocks away and was later pronounced dead.
The death comes as nearby Minneapolis is already on edge and midway through the trial of the first of four police officers in George Floyd‘s death. Minnesota Gov.
Tim Walz tweeted he was praying for Wright’s family “as our state mourns another life of a Black man taken by law enforcement.”
I am closely monitoring the situation in Brooklyn Center. Gwen and I are praying for Daunte Wright’s family as our state mourns another life of a Black man taken by law enforcement.
— Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) April 12, 2021