MN Police Shooting

Daunte Wright, police

MN man shot by police during traffic stop. Police chief says gun discharge was accidental.

Where: Brooklyn Center, MN

The Facts

▪ 20-year-old Daunte Wright was pulled over Sunday for a traffic violation with an outstanding arrest warrant.

▪ Wright returned to his car as police tried to take him into custody.

▪ Brooklyn Center, MN police officer Kim Potter fired her gun at Wright who was found dead after driving several blocks and colliding with another vehicle.

▪ Local police Chief Tim Gannon said he believes the officer intended to fire a taser instead of their handgun.

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