Complete chaos erupted in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota after an officer-involved shooting.
According to reports, police pulled over 20-year-old Daunte Wright who had outstanding warrants against him.
After pulling the driver over for having outstanding warrants, an officer from the Brooklynn Center Police Department asked Daunte Wright to exit his vehicle, Wright exited his vehicle but then immediately went back into his car and drove off which led the officer to shoot Wright.
Wright then proceed to drive a couple of blocks and ended up crashing into another car and was pronounced dead on the scene.
As of right now, no further details have been released on what led to the shooting and an investigation is still in process.
Members of the community quickly filled the street and rioted which was immediately followed by rioting and looting later in the night.
Breaking: Looting is ongoing in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, after an officer involved shooting earlier today. pic.twitter.com/moWRvJc05K
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) April 12, 2021
BREAKING: looting has begun in Minneapolis at a @littlecaesars
Looting also taking place at a foot locker and several other businesses
— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) April 12, 2021
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota GameStop currently being loooted pic.twitter.com/tNoEysFE0n
— Rebecca Brannon (@RebsBrannon) April 12, 2021
Here’s what the scenes looked like in Brooklyn Center, hours after the officer-involved shooting:
— Nina Moini (@ninamoini) April 12, 2021
Brooklyn Center Live rn pic.twitter.com/FBNbhviW06
— Binky (@DRwhiteRICE) April 12, 2021
MSN covered the story and dropped these details:
Police shot and killed a driver during a traffic stop Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, just minutes away from Minneapolis. The incident immediately landed in a cultural fissure. The man, identified in social media and news reports as Daunte Wright, 20, was Black. This incident happens amid a trial against fired, white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, 44, for the fatal arrest of George Floyd, 46, who was also Black.
The man was pulled over for a traffic violation, and faced an outstanding warrant, Brooklyn Center police said.
Protests immediately followed Wright’s death.
I’m in Minnesota to write about the Derek Chauvin trial but 20 miles away a 20 year old black man named Dante Wright was killed by Brooklyn Center police during a traffic stop. Crowds are gathered at the police precinct. pic.twitter.com/f8B8UNmxKa
— jelani cobb (@jelani9) April 12, 2021
Yahoo News gave more of a detailed description of the scene in Brooklyn Center:
Hundreds of protesters chanting Daunte Wright’s name engaged in a stand-off with riot police late on Sunday outside the police headquarters in Brooklyn Center, just a few kilometres north of central Minneapolis.
Two police vehicles were pelted with stones and jumped on, Reuters news agency reported.
Police later ordered the protesters to disperse, with footage showing tear gas and stun grenades being fired by officers.
Local media reported some looting taking place in a number of areas and Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott announced on Twitter he was issuing a curfew until 06:00.
“We want to make sure everyone is safe. Please be safe and please go home,” he wrote.
New photos coming out of Brooklyn Center MN today pic.twitter.com/VmIopH22Lo
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 12, 2021
— The Citizen Reporter (@TCReporter) April 12, 2021