Protestors Seen Jumping on Police Cars, Looting After Officer-Involved Shooting in Minnesota
Updated: Apr 12, 2021
Protesters clashed with police officers in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Sunday after an officer fatally shot a driver.
Agitators jumped on police cars in the afternoon.
Later in the evening videos showed people looting numerous stores (Walmart, Footlocker, CVS).
Brooklyn Center Police said in a news release that the stop for a traffic violation was initiated shortly before 2 p.m.
Authorities said that the driver of the vehicle had an outstanding warrant.
As officers attempted to take the individual into custody, the driver re-entered the vehicle. An officer then discharged their firearm, striking the driver.
The vehicle traveled for several blocks before striking another vehicle. Responding officers and emergency personnel performed live saving measures, but the driver was later pronounced dead on scene.
Relatives have identified the individual as 20-year-old Black man Daunte Wright.
A female passenger in the vehicle was also hurt but is expected to be okay and has been transported to North Memorial Hospital.
Brooklyn Center police added that they believe responding officers' body cameras and dashboard cameras were activated during the incident.