BREAKING: Police release footage of Daunte Wright getting shot

“It appeared to me in the video that the individual was trying to get back into his car to leave,” Gannon said.

Roberto Wakerell-Cruz Montreal QC

The body cam footage of the moments before a black man was shot during a traffic stop in Minnesota was released on Monday.

Police Chief Tim Gannon said that the weapon discharge was accidental and that the cop was instead reaching for her taser.

The officer can be heard shouting, "oh shit, I just shot him," after shooting Daunte Wright, who drove off before succumbing to his injuries.

"It appeared to me in the video that the individual was trying to get back into his car to leave," Gannon said.

Protests broke out later on, which then lead to looting and riots. The Minnesota National Guard was then deployed.

According to the Brooklyn Center Police Department, officers initiated a traffic stop at the 6300 block of Orchard Ave shortly before 2 pm Sunday.

A statement from police said that during the stop, officers determined that the driver had an outstanding warrant.

Officers and medical personnel attempted life saving measures, but the driver died at the scene. According to EMS audio, paramedics arrived at 1:48 pm and found one person dead.

"Our hearts are aching right now," Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott said. "And we recognize that this couldn’t have happened at a worse time. We recognize that this is happening at a time when our community, when all of America, indeed, all of the world, is watching our community We are collectively devastated."


Join and support independent free thinkers!

We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.

Support The Post Millennial

Remind me next month

To find out what personal data we collect and how we use it, please visit our Privacy Policy

By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
© 2024 The Post Millennial, Privacy Policy | Do Not Sell My Personal Information