The man died after an officer opened fire. He was tried nearby for the death of George Floyd (Dloyk Chauvin).
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota A 20-year-old black man killed him after the police shot him at a traffic stop in the suburbs of Minneapolis on Sunday, and took hundreds of people to the streets to clashed with the police until this week. One morning.
The protests in the Brooklyn Center took place on the 11th day of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Shavin, who was charged with the murder of George Floyd and began in a court less than 10 miles away. Trial.
On Sunday night, outside the Brooklyn Central Police Station, rows of police officers fired rubber bullets and chemicals at the demonstrators. Smoke filled the air. Some of them threw rocks, garbage bags and bottled water at the police. The mayor of Brooklyn Center Mike Elliott (Mike Elliott) ordered a curfew until 6 am. The head of the local school said the district would switch to distance learning “out of cautious consideration” on Monday.
Elliott identified the victim as 20-year-old Daunte Wright earlier on Monday.
The shootings further exacerbated the frustration and anxiety in the Twin Cities area, where the death of Mr. Freud and the destructive protests that followed were refreshing in the verdict that people awaited Chauvan’s trial.
Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said that a police officer found the man with an arrest warrant after parking for a traffic violation on Sunday afternoon and shot him. Chief Gannon said that when the police tried to stop the man, he returned to his car when a policeman shot him.
The man’s car then drove a few blocks and collided with another car, after which the police and medical staff announced that he was dead. Although the passengers in the other vehicle were not injured, Chief Gannon did not provide any information about the officer who opened the fire, nor did he disclose the severity of the crash. Chief Gannon said that he believed that the police officer’s body camera had been turned on during the shooting.
The chief did not disclose the purpose of the arrest warrant, but court records indicate that when Wright was absent from court, the judge issued the arrest warrant earlier this month. The Minneapolis police said he carried a gun without permission and escaped from police officers in June last year. He faces two misdemeanor charges.
Wright’s mother, Katie Wright, told reporters that her son drove a car his family gave him two weeks ago, and he called her while in custody.
He said: “He said they detained him because he had air freshener on his rearview mirror.” Ms. Wright added that her son was driving with his girlfriend when he was shot. The police said a woman in the car was injured in the accident, but the casualties were not life-threatening.