Minnesota police officer fires at the driver; elicits large protests city of Minnesota was struck by yet another tragic event. On Sunday, a driver at a traffic stop was shot dead by a Minnesota police officer. According to the Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon; Minnesota Police officers had created a stop to ensure all traffic violators are held accountable. Here, they encountered a driver who had an unpaid search warrant and upon trying to take the driver into custody, he tried to get back into the car, said Gannon. As a result, “one officer discharged their firearm, striking the driver.”
He said the car moved across several blocks before slamming into another vehicle. Although the other passengers in the car weren’t wounded, “the person died on the spot” declared Gannon. He also announced that other Minnesota police officers and health officials tried to resuscitate the driver, but his wounds were fatal and he was pronounced dead on the spot.
The identity of the deceased will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office after notifying the victim’s kin and conducting a post-mortem analysis. Moreover, he also reported that the Minnesota police officers were wearing body cameras that have prompted an elaborate investigation into the incident. Gannon later stated that the female passenger accompanying the driver had sustained some wounds. Although her injuries were not life-threatening, she was immediately rushed to the nearest hospital in the area for treatment.
Minutes after the shooting, a large crowd of protestors huddled at the crime scene holding Black Lives Matter boards. To curb the situation at hand, Tim Waltz, the Minnesota Governor took to Twitter and expressed his sentiments on the tragic incident that unfolded in the area of Brooklyn. He stated that he was not only “closely monitoring the situation in Brooklyn Centre,” but was also feeling immensely disconsolate after another law office took the life of a Black person.
His views were mirrored by Mike Elliot, who serves as a Mayor in Brooklyn Center. Elliot stated that the entire shooting debacle is tragic. However, the protestors must be peaceful while demanding their rights. Although he said that the peaceful protestors would not be treated violently, the officers on duty did not pay any heed to the warnings and continued to fire shots to separate protestors in the area. So far, there has been no news of an injury or an additional arrest.
Despite the police concealing the deceased’s identity, his mother has identified and confirmed that the deceased was none other than her son, Daunte Wright.