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White Police Officer shot another young unarmed Black man to death; 20-Year-Old Daunte Wright killed During Traffic Stop Near Minneapolis.

by AfroWorldNews

A police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota fatally shot a 20-year-old Black man during a traffic stop on Sunday.

Per a report from regional outlet KARE 11, the family has identified the person killed as Daunte Wright. Just before 2 p.m. on Sunday, police are said to have made a traffic stop when they claim to have noticed Wright had an outstanding warrant.

Wright’s mother, Katie, told local reporters that her son had called her to obtain insurance information when he was pulled over. Approximately a minute later, according to the mother, her son’s girlfriend—who was also in the vehicle—called her and said Wright had been shot and was “laying there lifeless.”

In a press release shared Sunday night, the Brooklyn Center Police Department claimed they initiated a stop for a traffic violation and then determined the driver of the vehicle had an outstanding warrant. Officers then claim to have tried taking the driver into custody when he “re-entered the vehicle.”

“I am closely monitoring the situation in Brooklyn Center,” Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said Sunday night. “Gwen and I are praying for Daunte Wright’s family as our state mourns another life of a Black man taken by law enforcement.”

AFRO WORLD NEWS

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