A family of a 20-year-old man in Minnesota said he re-entered the car after being shot dead by police on Sunday, crashing the car a few blocks away, further increasing tensions over the use of police violence across the country. I am.
Relatives of Daunte Wright told a crowd at the Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, about 10 miles north of Minneapolis, that Wright drove a short distance after being shot dead at the scene after a traffic stop. According to Star Tribune..
“He called me around 1:40 and said he was being pulled by the police,” said a woman who identified herself as Wright’s mother, according to a live Facebook video. “He said they pulled him because the air freshener was hanging from the rearview mirror.”
Quoting Wright’s mother, The New York Times reported Wright was in the car his family had just given him two weeks ago and was driving with his girlfriend.
A large crowd gathered at the Brooklyn Center Police Station on Sunday night as armored police officers lined up for riots.video Post to Twitter He showed protesters firing gas and chemicals. Protests at police stations were generally peaceful until then.
Reports of damage, injuries and arrests were not immediately available.
It is reported that about 100 people were gathering near the scene where Wright died the previous Sunday night. Star Tribune.
Protesters pushed police tapes away, confronted police officers wearing riot control equipment, and broke the windshields of two police cars. Police fired non-lethal bullets to disperse the crowd, the newspaper said.
However, when police were down late in the evening, the crowd quietly gathered to light candles and wrote a message like “Daunte Wright’s Justice” on chalk near the scene.
“The police officers shooting at the Brooklyn Center today are tragic. We want protesters to stay in peace, and peaceful protesters will not be dealt with by force,” Brooklyn said. Center Mayor Mike Elliott said. I said on Twitter.
“I’m closely monitoring the situation at the Brooklyn Center. Gwen and I are mourning another life of a black man whose state has been robbed by law enforcement, so for Dawn Terite’s family. I’m praying, “Governor Tim Walz said in a statement posted late Sunday night on Twitter.
by Statement from Brooklyn Center PoliceThe police stopped the individual shortly before 2:00 pm on Sunday after determining that the driver had an unpaid warrant. Police said they tried to arrest the driver, but he got into the car again and ran it.
A policeman fired at the vehicle and beat the driver. Police said the vehicle had moved a few blocks before colliding with another vehicle.
Police also said police at the Brooklyn Center wore the camera they were wearing and believed that the dash camera was activated during the incident.
The shooting took place in Minneapolis, already on the edge during the trial of the first of the four policemen at the death of George Floyd. Floyd’s death caused almost a month of protests against the police reforms he died in Minneapolis and across the country.
Contribution: Associated Press
This article was originally published in USA TODAY: Shooting at Brooklyn Center: A man shot by police after a traffic stop