On Sunday, 20-year-old Daunte Wright was fatally shot by police in a tragic accident outside Minneapolis. It has since been revealed that he had a warrant out for his arrest.
Court documents show that Daunte Wright had previous run-ins with the law. In 2019, he was charged with aggravated robbery after "choking and holding a woman at gunpoint for $820 in 2019" according to the Daily Mail. as well as two petty misdemeanors, one of which was marijuana related. In February of this year, he was once again charged with aggravated robbery, but let go on a conditional release. The case was due to go to court this summer.
"Wright's bail was originally set at $100,000 with orders that he should not contact the victim or any witnesses, refrain from drugs and alcohol and not have any weapons. A bond bailsman paid $40,000 for his release," The Daily Mail reported, also noting that "online speculation that Wright did not know there was a warrant out for his arrest is false."
According to Fox News, in the summer of 2020, Wright was caught carrying a pistol without a permit, which is considered a gross misdemeanor in Minnesota. The warrant out for his arrest was for failing to appear for a hearing on April 2nd regarding the aforementioned charge, it has been reported.