DAUNTE Wright, who was just 20, was fatally shot by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on April 11.
Body camera footage shows that Officer Kim Potter fired after Wright got behind the wheel of a vehicle. Potter and the chief of police have since resigned.
Daunte Wright was fatally shot on April 11Credit: Facebook
Did Daunte Wright have a criminal past and what were his previous convictions?
Daunte Wright was facing an attempted robbery case when he was fatally shot by police on April 11.
He and another man had been charged with first-degree attempted aggravated robbery in December of 2019 for allegedly trying to steal $820 from a woman at gunpoint, according to documents obtained by the New York Post.
Prosecutors say Wright told the woman, “give me the f***ing money – I’m not playing around,” according to The Post.
“Give me the money, and we will leave,” Wright allegedly said.
Daunte was fatally shot on April 11, 2021Credit: Facebook
“Give me the money, and we will go.”
The documents revealed that the two men left without any money.
Wright was arrested and released on $100,000 bail, but he violated his bail conditions during the summer of 2020 when he did not stay touch with his court monitor, the newspaper reported.
Officers found that Wright had an outstanding warrant when they tried to arrest him on April 11.
Wright was convicted of a misdemeanor for disorderly conduct in 2020, and in late 2019 he pleaded guilty to a petty misdemeanor for possession and sale of a small amount of marijuana, according to Fox News.
Daunte was 20Credit: Facebook
What happened to Wright on April 11?
Wright was fatally shot by Officer Kim Potter as cops tried to arrest him.
“I’ll Tase you! I’ll Tase you! Taser! Taser! Taser!” Potter is heard shouting on her body cam footage.
She draws her weapon after the man breaks free from police outside his car and gets back behind the wheel.
After firing a single shot from her handgun, the car speeds away, and the officer is heard saying, “Holy (expletive)! I shot him.”
Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon, who has since resigned, said he believed Potter mistakenly grabbed her gun when she was going for her Taser when Wright was killed.
“Whenever, through the line of duty, someone kills another human being, there must be accountability,” Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott told the Today show.
Potter, on the force for 26 years, sent a one-paragraph letter of resignation.
“I have loved every minute of being a police officer and serving this community to the best of my ability, but I believe it is in the best interest of the community, the department, and my fellow officers if I resign immediately,” Potter wrote.
Protests erupted for a second night following the Wright shooting, heightening anxiety in an area already on edge as the Derek Chauvin trial progresses.
George Floyd died May 25, 2020, after Chauvin pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck on a Minneapolis street.
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