Police officer accidentally fired his pistol instead of the taser in the Daunte Wright murder

The police chief said the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old black man in a Minneapolis suburb appeared to be an "accidental exit" from an officer who pulled out his rifle instead of his pistol during a quarrel after a traffic stop. on Monday.

Sunday's shooting at Donut Wright sparked riots in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, with police firing tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse angry protesters who had remained on the streets until early Monday morning.

Downtown Brooklyn Police Chief Tim Gannon said at a news conference Monday that a routine traffic stop turned into fatal gunfire when officers searched Wright and found an order pending against him.


12 April 2021

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