Say his name, Daunte Wright.
20-year-old Daunte was shot and killed during a traffic stop. Just 10 miles south where the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin is taking place. Chauvin faces murder charges in the death of George Floyd last May.
Officers attempted to make the traffic stop after they noticed Wright had an outstanding warrant.
According to USA Today:
A woman who identified herself as Wright’s mother, according to a Facebook Live video, said her son was pulled over because of air fresheners hanging in his rearview mirror. Police in Brooklyn Center said in a statement the driver they pulled over had an outstanding warrant and got back into the vehicle when they tried to take him into custody.
“He called me at about 1:40, said he was getting pulled over by the police,” she said in a Facebook Live video. “He said they pulled him over because he had air fresheners hanging from his rearview mirror.”
A protest erupted in the city as gathers mourn the loss of Daunte. An investigation is currently being conducted at the moment.
Also, a press conference will take place.