from 21st Century Wire:
Just as the Trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin enters its third week, the city descends into chaos again following a deadly police shooting of a 20 year-old man who was killed following a traffic stop and before allegedly attempting to flee apprehension for an outstanding arrest warrant.
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An angry mob converges on Brooklyn Center police precinct in Minneapolis area (Image Source: Twitter)
Star Tribune in Minneapolis reports…
A Brooklyn Center police officer fatally shot a man during a traffic stop Sunday afternoon, inflaming already raw tensions between police and community members in the midst of the Derek Chauvin trial.
Relatives of Daunte Wright, 20, who is Black, told a tense crowd gathered at the scene in the northern Minneapolis suburb Sunday afternoon that Wright drove for a short distance after he was shot, crashed his car, and died at the scene.
“At one point as officers were attempting to take the driver into custody, the driver re-entered the vehicle.
One officer discharged their firearm, striking the driver. The vehicle traveled several blocks before striking
another vehicle.” – BCPD news release
— Chris Hrapsky (@ChrisHrapsky) April 12, 2021
Brooklyn Center police chief says a cop shot and killed Daunte Wright by accident https://t.co/SW9BvHI7no
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 12, 2021
Protesters later walked to the Brooklyn Center police headquarters near N. 67th Avenue and N. Humboldt Avenue and were locked in a standoff with police in riot gear late Sunday night. Officers repeatedly ordered the crowd of about 500 to disperse as protesters chanted Wright’s name and climbed atop the police headquarters sign, by then covered in graffiti. Police used tear gas, flash bangs and rubber bullets on the crowd.