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Tensions escalate after Brooklyn Center police fatally shot man, 20, during traffic stop


April 12, 2021

Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune

Damik Wright, left, and his mother, Katie, spoke briefly with a Brooklyn Center police officer near the scene.

Police and protesters faced off Sunday night after a Brooklyn Center police officer fatally shot a man during a traffic stop.

Relatives of Daunte Wright, 20, told the crowd that Wright drove for a short distance after he was shot, crashed his car, and died at the scene.

According to Brooklyn Center police, officers pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation shortly before 2 p.m. on the 6300 block of Orchard Avenue. The driver, who had a warrant, got back into the vehicle as officers were trying to take them into custody. That's when an officer discharged a weapon, striking the driver, police said. The vehicle traveled several blocks before crashing into another vehicle.


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